Bush v. Gore
Bush v. Gore was a court case filed at the U.S. Supreme Court related to the November 2000 presidential elections, in which Texas Governor George W. Bush ran against Vice President Al Gore. The close results on election night highlighted the outcome in Florida, whose 25 electoral votes were critical to deciding who the next American president would be.
Over the next weeks, the competing parties and state officials argued and sued over calls for a manual recount and related deadlines. On December 8, the Florida Supreme Court ordered a statewide manual recount, which Bush asked the Supreme Court to stop. In its decision on Bush v. Gore, the Court declared the recount unconstitutional and, in so doing, effectively named...Read more