The 2000 US Presidential Election

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The United States 2000 Presidential Election

The United States Presidential elections are often events that captivate and interest a number of people around the world. The 2000 U.S. presidential election was particularly notable for more than one reason. Certainly, the fact that an election year in the year 2000, the marking of the next millennium and next century, is significant in of itself. In addition, there were a number of critical issues facing the candidates in this election, as with any election. The role, presence, and influence of the United States media were additional factors that heightened the tension of the 2000 presidential election. The election itself was fraught with controversy. The Supreme Court had to be involved and render a ruling with respect to accusation of fraudulent vote counting. Overall, the 2000 United States Presidential Election is an election that is remembered for controversy, polarization of the American public, as well as issues of confusion and mistrust between the American public and the American government.
One of the controversial elements to the election was the vote count in the state of Florida. Florida was a state, at the time, was that presidential candidate George W. Bush's brother, Jeb, was the governor. Opponents of Bush contended that suspicious activity regarding the security of votes as well as the accuracy of the votes counted was highly questionable. Ultimately, the outcome of the election came down to the recount

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