George w bush won the electoral college in 2000 following the recount in florida but al gore received more popular votes — about 540,000 more than mr bush nationally, or about 05 percent of all votes cast across the country so mr gore would have won the election if not for the electoral. In the 2000 presidential election in florida, george w bush defeated al gore by 537 votes nader received 97,421 votes in florida (and pat buchanan and harry browne received 17,484 and 16,415 respectively), which led to claims that nader was responsible for gore's defeat.
It was a charge the bush team wielded to devastating effect in the media, stunning the gore team, which thought its strategy would be viewed as modest and fair.
Bush v gore, 531 us 98 (2000), was a decision of the united states supreme court that settled a recount dispute in florida's 2000 presidential election the ruling was issued on december 12, 2000 on december 9, the court had preliminarily halted the florida recount that was occurring. 2000 (bush - gore) the 2000 presidential election was the most recent election where the popular vote winner was not elected george w bush, son of former president george hw bush, ran on the republican ticket against democratic candidate, and the sitting vice president, al gore.
According to the official 2001 statistics of the presidential and congressional election of november 7, 2000, george w bush beat al gore in florida by 543 votes it is noteworthy that every third-party candidate received enough votes in florida to have cost al gore the election.
Gore (2000), a divided supreme court ruled that the state of florida's court-ordered manual recount of vote ballots in the 2000 presidential election was unconstitutional the case proved to be the climax of the contentious presidential race between vice president al gore and texas governor george w bush.
Fox news is previewing its coverage of the 2012 presidential election by invoking its fair and balanced mantra in the 2000 election, however, fox's conservative agenda not only failed to inform.