2000 Election By Connor Ebben

The 2000 Election was between Republican candidate George W. Bush, and Democratic candidate Al Gore. The country was anxious to find out who their next president was going to be.

At the beginning of the race, many people believed Gore would have the early advantage after serving as VP under President Clinton, but Bush had plenty support on his side from the Republican Party. It was going to be another tough election and these two were going to battle it out. All signs had pointed to the fact that it was going to be a very close race.

Votes kept coming in From all around the country where the race had continued to remain close. The popular and electoral votes were too close to tell who had the upper hand at this early voting stage within the first few weeks.

The voting was coming down to the end, with it continuing to be very close. Gore Was winning the popular vote by 0.51% over Bush, but Bush was winning the electoral vote by 0.93% over Gore. The electoral votes were a key part in this election, but it wasn't over yet.

Florida had 25 electoral votes that was the main prize. Neither man had the majority of the electoral votes yet. The popular vote was so close that both of them were claiming that they had won the election almost a month later.

This election would end out having a major impact on the lives of every American citizen. US citizens are choosing the person that they are giving the power to do whatever he believes is best for the country. It will lead to future elections that ultimately will result in election law reforms as well. This election will also cause more focus on balloting and voting machines in the future.

The votes had all been counted up, including all of Florida's electoral votes, and after months of voting and deciding, the US had its 43rd president. Secretary of State Katherine Harris concluded saying, "I hereby declare Gov. George W. Bush the winner of Florida's 25 electoral votes for the president of the United States." This made final that Bush had won the electoral vote, but Gore had kept his lead and won the popular vote.

Even though he won the popular vote, Gore came out and said, "under our Constitution, it is the winner of the Electoral College who will be the next president." These electoral votes were finalized, and Bush had won the election. This was indeed one of the closest elections in us history. George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States on January 20th, 2001.

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