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The long road to the White House
Appeal

The battle for the White House went all the way to the US Supreme Court, in a sense putting the highest court in the land itself on trial.

It also pitted the federal Supreme Court against the Florida Supreme Court, which had ruled that all disputed ballots in the state should be manually recounted. The Bush team appealed the decision.

The Supreme Court's nine justices split down partisan lines over whether manual recounts were constitutional.

Related story:
 Supreme Court ruling


Appeal
 Introduction

CAMPAIGN
 Gore
 Bush

ELECTION DAY
 The vote
 Exit polls
 Results

LEGAL BATTLE
 The recount
 Chads
 Deadlines
 Protests
 Appeal

RESULTS
 Concession
 Bush triumph