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BUSH/ GORE ELECTION
Transcript of BUSH/ GORE ELECTION
Bush led by 1,800 votes the morning after Election Day
Florida Law called for an automatic machine recount of ballots which led to a more tighten race
Florida law then allowed Gore to have a manual recount Obstacle 1 Obstacle 2 Obstacle 3 Goal Start Candidates' Gore opted for manual recounts in 4 counties with widespread of voting machine malfunctions( Broward, Miami-Dade, Volusia, and Palm Beach)
Florida law also required that the state's election results be certified by the Secretary of State, Katherine Harris, within 7 days of the election
3 of the 4 counties were not able to complete the process for the deadline Outcome and Lasting Effects BUSH/GORE ELECTION Controversy Controversy cont. A steep economic decline became in the summer and fall of 2008, as the Bush presidency neared its near
The recession battered the budget, driving down tax revenues and swelling outlays for unemployment insurance, food stamps, and other safety net programs
In response to 911, a war in Iraq and Afghanistan broke out
The war lead to the death of over 100,000 soldiers George W. Bush:
Born July 6, 1946
Father George H. W. Bush
Attended Yale (1964)
Second lieutenant in Texas Air National Guard
Enrolled in Harvard
Governor of Texas Albert Gore Jr:
Born March 31, 1948
Father served on Senate
Served in Vietnam
Senator in 1984
Vice President in 1992 & 1996 Election Results George W. Bush:
50.4% electoral vote (271)
47.87% popularity vote(50,460,110)
30 states Al Gore:
49.4% electoral vote(266)
48.38% popularity vote(51,003,926)
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"Al Gore Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 30 May 2013.
"Center on Budget and Policy Priorities." Sorry —. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2013.