Bush received 271 electoral votes and Gore, 266 and because of the Electoral College Bush was elected into office (Doc. G). The citizens who voted for Gore did not get represented fairly because although more citizens voted for him, he lost the election.
In my opinion, Gore won the election of 2000 if there hadn’t been any interference, had also recounted all the votes, and also counted the 175,000 uncounted ballots. I believe that Gore would of won the election but didn't because of several mistakes and interventions the Republican party had in the election in Florida. One of the tremendous errors was caused by the lady in charge of writing the ballot, she had placed Al Gore’s name next to another candidate causing chaos between the voters who believed that they had voted for the other candidate instead of Al Gore. Therefore, causing Gore to lose votes.Another reason I believe he lost the election was because of the interference Katherine Harris had in the votes. She did this when she
The election of 2000 between George W. Bush and Al Gore showed flaws in the electoral college voting system. For example, the US Supreme Court had to make decisions that have never been made before due to “irreparable harm”. In regards to Bush, irreparable harm meant that the court cases created by the Democratic Party were harming his election. The election was decided on the state of Florida. Originally, Bush won the state with 1,784 but the margin of victory was 0.3%. A machine recount begun and completed on 10 November, but most counties did not legitimately recount the ballots. Gore requested a hand recount and was given a deadline to complete all hand recounts by Katherine Harris, Secretary of State. Before the deadline was met, she declared
The 20000 presidential election remains and has been described by many as one of the worst scandals of the US democracy (Jacobson and Rosenfeld, 2002). The democratic contestant Albert Gore won a large number of votes than his Republican opponent, but he ended up losing the presidency bid (Montjoy & Slaton, 2005). The result of all this relied greatly on the vote tally in Florida whereby a great figure of voters were denied the vote, confusing butterfly ballots were used, vote recounts were mishandled as well as manipulated. The last verdict regarding the election was made by a 5-4 majority of the unelected U.S Supreme Court that issued a tainted as well as an adherent ruling (Heppermann & Friedman, 2013). The American constitutional structure
The United States presidential election in the year 2000 between George W. Bush and Al Gore was one of the closest finishes in our country’s history. In addition to the election being so tightly contested, the election also provided an in depth look at the inner workings of our political process. There are 538 electors in the United States Electoral College, thus to win the presidency a candidate must receive the majority vote of at least 271 electoral votes. In the case of the presidential election of 2000, George W. Bush received 271 electoral votes and Al Gore received 266, thus George W. Bush achieved the majority and was eventually sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States. However, there were some unusual occurrences in the
The election recount of 2000 between George W. Bush and Al Gore happened after the unclear results of the presidential election. The recount was only in the state of Florida and was first only for four counties until the Florida Supreme Court decided for a recount of the whole state.This was one of the most controversial elections ever, even all five major news networks made the mistake of assuming all of Florida's polls closed at 7:00 pm, all five reported incorrect information. Another controversy were the acts of the Florida Supreme Court, they went received heavy criticism from republicans claiming they were ruling towards al gore.
The 2000 presidential election was completely illegitimate. Although it seemed Bush had won the 25 electoral votes there was a difference of 1,784 votes; which means there must be a mandatory recount. This recount happened because many of the voters in one county believed that their vote was wrong. They believed this because of the confusing ballot they had to use. The Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign team used this recount to get those votes they needed to win. However, this recount only had six days and there were 67 counties. This is where it becomes illegitimate because Katharine Harris decided she would not accept the votes past the deadline even though she was legally allowed to. As a result, The Al Gore campaign thought
In the 2000 United State’s Presidential Elections, it was the incumbent Governor George W. Bush of Texas who represented the Republicans and incumbent Vice President Al Gore who depicted the Democrats. While the elections ended with a recount in Florida, Governor Bush was soon declared the president as he gained the majority of the electoral votes with 271. However, controversial uproar soon filled American voters when further polls proved Gore lost the elections while successfully winning the popular vote by more than 500,000 votes. Discouraged with the concept that a presidential candidate could win the popular vote but still lose the presidential elections, many American voters have turned their appeal to the National Popular Vote bill because
On Tuesday, November 7th, 2000 the presidential election was held. The votes were counted and Bush gathered 2,909,135 votes while Gore only had 2,907,351. The difference was only 1,784 votes, which was .03%. Therefore, by Florida law, they needed to go through with a recount. Not only did the crowd create an extreme turmoil, the population also demanded a recount. The recount was granted and in the event that the recount proceeded, George Bush's team noticed Albert Gore had a vast probability of winning the election. In fact, they began to throw away thousand of votes and consequently, many votes were not counted. Thus this action made George W. Bush the 43rd president, namely because of the total of votes that were thrown away and it was
The 2000 presidential election was no doubt the most historic election in history. As the media announced that George Bush had won the Florida election, there seemed to be a discrepancy in the voting numbers. The election results had actually been way closer than anyone thought it might be. The democratic presidential candidate, Al Gore, and his supporters were not done fighting for his presidency at the conclusion of the voting. The only thing on their mind was a recount.
This is when the controversy of the election begins to seep in. Initially, Bush was the leader of votes in Florida by a wide margin. That margin drastically dropped as the votes continued to be counted. The official number came in giving Bush the majority of votes by a very slim number. According to Florida Law, if the number of votes comes within a certain amount, there must be a recount of the votes6. There was also law stating that the absolute deadline for recounted votes to be turned in on was November 14th. The issue made its way to the Florida Supreme court where the decision was made to extend the deadline to November 26th. On that day Bush was again declared the winner by only about 500 votes. This prompted Gore to demand another recount. There about 70,000 ballots that were to be recounted that had already been recounted7. At this point in time, the votes were coming in well over the state mandated deadline of November 14th. The deadline was even extended by the Florida Supreme Court. It was on this issue as to where the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in. The U.S. Supreme Court was in question over the constitutionality of the Florida Supreme Court decision to extend the deadline. The U.S. Supreme Court made their decision that the extension was unconstitutional. This meant that the first official number of votes was the number that held, giving Bush the electoral votes from
The question on whether Gore or Bush Won is still being talked about today. I lean more towards a Republican’s views but that doesn't mean I think Bush won fairly. It all comes down to a person's morality and judgement in whether they count the dimpled chad or not which they initially should. If Florida's votes were recounted Al Gore would have won with a ratio of 3 to 1. But in the end Bush did an exceptional job as president even if we got a war debt to pay he acted fast and I approved of his
. The votes in Florida was so close that it was necessary for the government to investigate because that percentage could change who won or lost the election. voters did declare almost incorrectly. Also, if state officials opened the polls late and have all the voters vote he could win the election. It was all decided by the electoral votes which are more so based on how much votes a candidate won in each
The movie Recount revolves around the 2000 Presidential Election between Republican nominee George W. Bush and Democratic nominee Al Gore. As the voting began, results seemed to become clear that Al Gore would win the electoral vote but not the popular vote. The predominant issue with the election was that voters in Palm Beach County felt that they voted for Pat Buchanan by mistake. Consequently, the election responds in favor of Bush, and he wins the presidency. However, the question remains: Was the election legitimate? Due to lack of an actual recount, the election was not legitimate for the following reasons. First, the controversy over whether or not to count dimpled chads contributed to if the vote would be counted or not. As a result,
Al Gore ran for president against G. W. Bush, in which the election was totally legit. During the movie, it displayed many interesting facts that prove that the election was rigged. During one of the elections, the government refused to allow around 20,000 people to vote. And the worst part was that citizens tried to stop them from recounting votes that they already had. And claimed a lawyer was “stealing ballot cards” which in fact he was trying to get a sample ballot card. The movie displayed many very illegal activities that the government committed to try and stop Gore from winning. If the movie is as true as it claims, then that is ridiculous and shouldn’t be allowed. And now that election will be known as a rigged one.