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The long road to the White House
The recount

The Florida result was so close that an automatic recount was required by state law. Some counties began manual recounts which started a whole new debate.

The lawyers moved in, arguing about whether manual recounts were constitutional, and how counting officials could determine the intention of voters.

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The recount
 Introduction

CAMPAIGN
 Gore
 Bush

ELECTION DAY
 The vote
 Exit polls
 Results

LEGAL BATTLE
 The recount
 Chads
 Deadlines
 Protests
 Appeal

RESULTS
 Concession
 Bush triumph