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2000

Presidential / Vice presidential candidates Popular votes Presidential Electoral votes
George W. Bush / Richard Cheney (Republican) 50,456,167 271
Al Gore / Joseph Lieberman (Democratic) 50,996,064 266

After nineteen days of manual vote recounts in Florida and legal wrangling, Bush was formally certified as that state's winner. This led to Gore officially contesting the Florida results. Following key decisions in Bush's favor from the Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court, Gore conceded the election, thereby giving Bush the twenty-five electoral votes from Florida needed to declare him president-elect. Gore's electoral vote total wound up at 266, rather than 267, when a voter from the District of Columbia (which Gore had won) decided not to cast a vote for either candidate.

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