A history of the year 2000 presidential election in the united states

It soon became evident that everything depended on the outcome in Florida, where the difference was tantalizingly close.

United States Presidential Election of 2000 (Liberia, USA)

Seward of New York was considered the favourite for the nomination, and on the first ballot he led Abraham Lincoln, who had been defeated in Illinois in for the U. Bush asked former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney to head up a team to help select a running mate for him, but ultimately, Bush decided that Cheney himself should be the vice presidential nominee.

Bush became the early front-runner, acquiring unprecedented funding and a broad base of leadership support based on his governorship of Texas and the name recognition and connections of the Bush family.

Vice Presidential candidates Edit Governor Bush told former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney to head up a commission to help select a running mate for him, but ultimately, Bush decided that Cheney should be the Vice Presidential nominee.

United States presidential election, 2000

Results of the election The results of the U. For the results of the subsequent election, see United States presidential election of Had Cheney not done this, either he or Governor Bush would have forfeited their electoral votes from the Texas electors, a situation which—given the eventual razor-thin margin of victory for the Republicans that year—would have almost certainly resulted in the Vice-Presidential election going to the Republican Senate.

Joseph Lane of Oregon as his running mate. Trying to unite Northern and Southern Democrats, the convention then turned for vice president first to Sen. Year of the Hanging Chad The election of was extremely close, with the Republican presidential ticket of George W.

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Abraham Lincoln, photograph by Mathew Brady. Constitution does not specifically disallow a president and a vice president from the same state, it does prohibit electors from casting both of his or her votes for persons from his or her own state. Campaigning strenuously on a platform that he called the New NationalismRoosevelt demanded effective control of big business through a strong federal commission, radical tax reform, and a whole series of measures to put the federal government squarely into the business of social and economic reform.

Benjamin Fitzpatrick of Alabama, who declined nomination, and eventually to Herschel V. Senate by Douglas, as well as a host of other candidates. Breckinridge, with 18 percent of the national vote, garnered 72 electoral votes, winning most of the states in the South as well as Delaware and Maryland.

Trying to transcend the sectional divide was the Constitutional Union Partywhich was formed in by former Whigs and members of the Know-Nothing Party. The Playstation 2 was sold and manufactured around the world until January of when it was discontinued prior to the release of the Playstation 4, making it one of the longest sold systems.

Adhering stubbornly to his pledge, he arranged the nomination of his secretary of war, William Howard Taft, who was easily elected president in In the South Carolina primary, the tactics used against McCain were particularly distasteful, although Bush naturally disavowed any prior knowledge.

Bush and Dick Cheney winning a tiny majority in the electoral college despite losing the popular vote to the Democrats Al Gore and Joe Lieberman.

BreckinridgeDemocrat Stephen A. Douglas, however, was an active campaigner, in both the North and the South, where he gave a passionate defense of the Union and strenuously opposed secession. Lincoln did not win any votes in any state that would form the Confederacywith the exception of Virginia, where he garnered only 1 percent of the total vote Douglas won slightly less than 10 percent.

Most GOP candidates said the issue should be left to South Carolina voters, though McCain later recanted and said the flag should be removed. The result of the vote on election day, November 7,was a virtual tie. The Republican convention was held in Chicago on May 16— The Playstation 2 went on to become the best selling gaming console in history, selling over million units worldwide.

The two parties controlled Congress for almost equal periods, though the Democrats held the presidency only during the two terms of Grover Cleveland —89 and — In late October, however, the gap in the polls between Bush and Gore narrowed dramatically.

After the Democratic and Republican parties became the major parties in a largely two-party system. Delegate totals Governor George W. Pat Buchanan dropped out to run for the Reform Party nomination. Some McCain supporters blamed it on the Bush campaign, accusing them of mudslinging and dirty tricks, such as push polling that implied that McCain's adopted Bangladeshi-born daughter was an African-American child he fathered out of wedlock.

The primary election that year also affected the South Carolina State Housewhen a controversy about the Confederate flag flying over the capitol dome prompted the state legislature to move the flag to a less prominent position at a Civil War memorial on the capitol grounds.

Bush accepted the nomination of the Republican party. Clinton had survived impeachment, but his support would no longer be an unalloyed advantage to Gore, who kept his distance. A recount of some ballots had begun when the United States Supreme Court intervened, forbade any further recount, and declared George W.

Douglas, and Southern Democrat John C. Lincoln did not win any votes in any state that would form the Confederacywith the exception of Virginia, where he garnered only 1 percent of the total vote Douglas won slightly less than 10 percent.

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Had Cheney not done this, either he or Bush would have forfeited their electoral votes from the Texas electors. Bush defeats Democrat Vice President Al Gore, but the final outcome is not known for over a month because of disputed votes in Florida. Supreme Court, asking it to delay the recounts until it could hear the case; a stay was issued by the court on December 9.

By winning Florida, Bush narrowly won the electoral vote over Gore by to —only 1 more than the required one Gore elector abstained.Total voter turnout for the presidential election numbered at about million, an impressive 15 million increase from the vote.

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United States presidential election, 2000

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United States Presidential Election Results: The president and vice president of the United States are formally elected through an electoral college. Members (“electors”) of this electoral college are chosen through the popular vote in each state, and to be elected president a candidate must receive a majority of the electoral votes.

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