Introduction The US Presidential Election of 2000 featured George W. Bush and Al Gore. It will go down in history as one of the most closest elections¡¦ in US history. It also goes down as one of the most controversial. The final decision was based on just a few hundred votes in Florida. The controversy began when the media prematurely declared the winner twice based solely on exit polls. They finally conceded that the Florida count was just too close to predict. It would take a month before the election was ultimately certified after numerous court challenges and vote recounts. Republican candidate George W. Bush was declared the winner of the Florida¡¦s 25 electoral votes. This was a victory by a razor thin margin of popular
People went to bed one night thinking that Gore had won, but when they woke up they found out that bush had won with Florida’s twenty-five electoral votes. It happened on November 7, 2000. Bush charged that the recounts in Florida broke the rules of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. A 7-2 majority ruled that the Florida recount was being conducted unconstitutionally. The case was covered in controversy as the Majority versus minority opinion on the redress was split along the lines of the more reactionary justices voting in favor of Bush and the more liberal justices voting in favor of Gore. The minority disunity noted these issues and other including the principle of equality and
The presidential election of 2000 is the most controversial election in US history and led to a Supreme Court case between the two candidates, George W. Bush and Al Gore. Bush v. Gore has forever tainted the election and the integrity of the Supreme Court.
It doesn’t take a political expert to see that the 2000 presidential election between Bush and Gore was extremely illegitimate. This can be observed through the recount incident which took place in the state of Florida. Many people, especially seniors, felt that they had not voted for the right candidate,
The 2000 President Election isn’t considered to be the typical election that occurs every four years in our society. I am opening up the discussion of this important topic in American presidential history by first sharing a fact that not many people may know: there have been three previous presidential elections in which one candidate won the popular vote but not the electoral vote and lost the election. The 2000 Presidential Election was considered to be one of the most highly contested elections in presidential election history (Summary). The election was between Governor George W. Bush (R-TX) and Vice President Al Gore (D-TN). On Election Day night, news stations across the country were all giving an early win of Florida to Gore and
The election of 2000 was legitimate and I think George W. Bush won that election fair and square. He won the election because all the votes that were recounted were still in his favor and the votes were greater than Al Gore’s votes.For example, according to the legislature of Florida ninety-nine percent of the ballots were recounted and the votes ended up being higher than the recounted votes for Al Gore.In addition, Bush won the electoral college vote even with the recount which proves that this election was legitimate. Another reason why I think that Bush won this election was because some democratic voters did not correctly fill in their vote or they changed their vote before turning in the ballot.The issue of Palm Beach County in Florida,
Joshua Furman English 123-4 Professor Bunch 2/26/16 Is the Electoral College Obsolete? In the Albert Gorse versus George Bush election of 2000, Albert Gorse won the popular vote by 547,398 votes. However, George Bush won the election because of the Electoral College process. Normally, the winner of the popular vote wins the office or election. However, during this election it was not the case. Albert Gore did not win by a landslide; nevertheless, he still won the popular vote (Deatrick, 2012). While the typical American citizen may say that this one case is insignificant compared to the other elections, the significance recides in the mind of the person who was running for President and for the American citizens who voted for their
The Controversy Over the Electoral College System A number of Americans fail to realize that when they vote they are not voting for the president and vice-president directly, but for electors who then cast their ballots in the Electoral College. Until the recent battle between Gov. George W. Bush and Vice-president Al Gore for the presidency, this new generation of American voters has never witnessed a controversial election. Historically, there have been problematic elections allowing voters to question this system. The Electoral College is now a process open to criticism and debate, specifically because many do not understand its origin or purpose today. On November 7, 2000, Election Day, I was excited to become an official voter.
The night of the election it seemed as if the Vice President and candidate for the Democratic Party was poised for a close victor. As the polls closed along the eastern seaboard, exit polling information indicated a clear, but narrow lead for the Vice President as he still need to secure Florida and two states totaling 15 electoral votes or more to win the Presidency (Toobin, 18). At 7:49 EST, NBC called Florida and the election for Gore, and so did 2 of the 4 major television networks did the same in the following minutes. As the night continued Gore secured Minnesota and New Mexico, but confusion in exit polling data had led to a premature call for Gore (18, Toobin). As the red eye hours of the morning continued all four media outlets reported a flood of data from Volusia County, Daytona Beach put Bush up by more than 50,000 votes, thus the media outlets followed suit and eventually called Florida for Bush. Although a questionable disappearance of
There was a very unusual election in 2000. The two running mates were George Bush and Al Gore. At first cnn had declared Al Gore the President of the United States and then later on changed it to George Bush. After a little while later they changed it to too close to call. There was a big controversy on who the President of the United States was, it all came down to Florida.
In 2000, the Presidential election was between George W. Bush and Al Gore. After a reverification of the votes tallied in Florida, it had showed that Al Gore had won the popular vote but George W. Bush had won the Electoral Vote. In 2012, Al Gore had gone public with his loss and had suggested that the United States eliminate the use of the Electoral College. He brought up both pros and cons of the system but overall he was not distressed about the situation. As complex as the Electoral College is, there are many pros and cons of the system.
Even from a Conservative standpoint, the year 2000 election was falsely counted and led to controversy that was unneeded. There are an abundance of points on why this election was wrongly concluded. Starting as of November 8th, 2000, no clear winner emerged. It was Florida’s ability to determine the final outcome of this election. A tally of the votes had Bush with 2,909,135 votes in the state.  Gore obtained, in the state of Florida, 2,907,351 votes.  This pushed Joe Lieberman to host a gathering after learning they were shadowing Bush by 1,784 votes. Al Gore’s campaign brought in new stats that conflicted the media’s. This urged Joe Lieberman to retract his concession due to the inability to do so before all votes are counted. The state
Bush versus Gore in the 2000s election, In the year 2000 there's been a interruption with the electoral college ballets. The real question is who won the 2000’s election, things went toe to toe counting the votes. Most of the votes if not all needed to be recounted in the state of florida because of the strictness of the voting policy, one of the incidents that happen was one of the members of Gore’s party was going house to house to check on unregistered voters, one of the major concerns is that most of the unregistered voters couldn't vote because of discrimination. For an example, one of the people from the list was claimed to be an ex-convent but only to find most people on the list is false report. However one important input to the election
There are multiple skeptics behind the 2000 Election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Presently the election was neck-to-neck between both candidates. The results come out and Bush is the winner by 1,784 votes (1). On the other hand, the votes counting machine started to show different numbers and elder citizens believed they selected the wrong candidates in the ballot. Arguably, Bush is in my favor of winning the election fairly. Although the movie, “Recount”, portrayed what really happened and how inequities the court systems are at that time. In fact, every courts in the U.S. was on the Republican side except Florida. As the matter of fact, Florida requested a recount and Bush still won by a margin of 537 votes (1). Since the votes were
According to critics, the Electoral College is a faulty system that should be abolished and replaced by direct election. Supporters of the Electoral College system make convincing arguments that it is the best system to decide the Presidential election in a complex society such as the United States. Many scholars place the Electoral College into a historical context by discussing its evolution and sustenance throughout the history of the United States. This paper will discuss the main arguments made by supporters of the Electoral College System.