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Election Night 2000

With the voting results from Florida too close to call, NPR News is unable to announce a winner for U.S. president on November 7, 2000. The country will wait 36 more days before the contest between Republican candidate Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore is decided.

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  • Election Night 2000
    Election Night 2000

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    With the voting results from Florida too close to call, NPR News is unable to announce a winner for U.S. president on November 7, 2000. The country will wait 36 more days before the contest between Republican candidate Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore is decided.

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    Eagleton Withdraws Nomination for Vice Presidency

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