The united states presidential election of 2000 was the 54th quadrennial presidential electionit was held on tuesday november 7 2000 republican candidate george w bush the governor of texas and the eldest son of the 41st president george h w bush narrowly defeated democratic nominee al gore the incumbent vice president. The florida election recount of 2000 was a period of vote recounting in florida that occurred during the weeks after election day in the 2000 united states presidential election between george w bush and al gore. In the 1884 presidential election democrat grover cleveland won new yorks electoral college votes with a slim plurality of 1149 votes in the popular election which put cleveland over the edge to become the united states 22nd president. Perhaps no event better illustrates the power of the united states supreme court than the resolution of the 2000 presidential election just when you thought the separation of powers issue had been settled once and for all the court stepped in to adjudicate who had won the biggest political contest of all. In the case of an electoral college deadlock or if no candidate receives the majority of votes a contingent election is held the election of the president goes to the house of representatives
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