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.

Thomas D. Hall, clerk of the Florida Supreme Court, looks over a stack of pleadings filed with the court since Nov. 15, 2000, in Tallahassee, Fla., as the justices continue on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, to deliberate on the certification of the Florida presidential vote by the secretary of state. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser, Pool)

Thomas D. Hall, clerk of the Florida Supreme Court, looks over a stack of pleadings filed with the court since Nov. 15, 2000, in Tallahassee, Fla., as the justices continue on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, to deliberate on the certification of the Florida presidential vote by the secretary of state. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser, Pool)

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