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The long road to the White House
Deadlines

Each time it looked like the election was drawing to a close, the race took another twist. Weary election officials began recounts, only to stop them again as impossible deadlines loomed.

First it was the deadline imposed by the Florida courts for completing manual recounts - which itself was contested by Democrats.

Then it was the deadline for a state to nominate its electoral college members - 12 December - which also passed, still with no final result.

Related story:
 Florida counters under pressure


Deadline
 Introduction

CAMPAIGN
 Gore
 Bush

ELECTION DAY
 The vote
 Exit polls
 Results

LEGAL BATTLE
 The recount
 Chads
 Deadlines
 Protests
 Appeal

RESULTS
 Concession
 Bush triumph