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The long road to the White House
Vote

Only about half the US electorate turned out to vote on 7 November, not realising how crucial each vote would become.

They probably also did not question the 'votomatic' machines that many used to cast their votes.

It was later revealed that tens of thousands of votes in Florida alone were not counted because the machines did not fully punch a hole next to the preferred candidate's name.

Related story:
 Were the voters confused?


The vote
 Introduction

CAMPAIGN
 Gore
 Bush

ELECTION DAY
 The vote
 Exit polls
 Results

LEGAL BATTLE
 The recount
 Chads
 Deadlines
 Protests
 Appeal

RESULTS
 Concession
 Bush triumph