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Election may be legal replay of 2000
Unless one candidate wins a clear and decisive victory, the final outcome could be delayed by a bevy of lawsuits, challenges and recounts.
In this Nov. 15, 2000, photo, the then-Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, prepares to make a statement from the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas, concerning the Florida vote count. The mere mention of the 2000 election unsettles people in Palm Beach County. The county's poorly designed "butterfly ballot" confused thousands of voters, arguably costing Democratic Vice President Al Gore the state and, thereby, the presidency. Mr. Gore won the national popular vote by more than a half-million ballots, but Mr. Bush became president after the Supreme Court decided, 5-4, to halt further Florida recounts, more than a month after Election Day. Mr. Bush carried the state by 537 votes, enough for an Electoral College edge — and the White House. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)