Ralph nader on the 2000 campaign trail and bernie sanders in 2016 in the year 2000, fresh out of college, i cast my second-ever presidential election vote for ralph nader later that night, i watched in horror as the contest between al gore and george w bush ended in an unprecedented electoral. George bush needed florida to win the election, and his brother just happened to be the governor of florida to defeat al gore, george bush needed to carry florida over, and vice versa george bush won florida, but there was widespread controversy about the legitimacy of the votes, which. The united states presidential election of 2000 was a contest between republican candidate george w bush, then-governor of texas and son of former president george h w bush (1989-1993), and democratic candidate al gore, then-vice president. 2000 presidential election study play ralph nader third most recognized candidate in the 2000 presidential election george w bush winner of florida's electoral votes al gore winner of the popular vote in the election the home state of republican presidential candidate george w bush. The only difference between al gore and george w bush is the velocity with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door quoted in american character: a history of the epic struggle between individual liberty and the common good (2015)[1.
The united states presidential election of 2000 was a contest between republican candidate george w bush, then-governor of texas and son 2000 election facts outcome of race unknown for several weeks due to dispute over close vote totals in florida green party candidate ralph nader. In the 2000 presidential election in florida, nader won 97,488 votes, while al gore lost the state (and, therefore, the presidency) by 537 votes to mr bush although by all estimations nader will not get the votes he did last time, democrats are still fretting a sequel to 2000 this time, even left-wing. The united states holds an election every four years in order to find the new president in which to run the country it brought about a new president for the united states, george w bush there were various candidates in which bush had to battle against in order to gain the title of the 43rd american.
7, 2000, in which republican george w bush narrowly lost the popular vote to democrat al gore but in late october, however, the gap in the polls between bush and gore narrowed dramatically gore called bush to concede the election, but in the early hours of the following morning it became. Ralph nader was crucial to george w bush's win in 2000 against al gore if either of those two states had gone instead to gore, then bush would have lost the 2000 election we would never have had a us president george w bush, and so nader managed to turn not just one but two key. Presidential elections are, after all, a collection of state contests run under state election laws with results tallied and verified by state election officials bad as that was, the republican majority decision in the citizens united case may have been an even more alarming display of political muscle. The 2000 us presidential election was not the first in american history that was exceptionally close or that produced highly disputed results what if al gore had become president in 2001 instead of george w bush using six cases, political scientists robert dudley and eric shiraev argue that.
Some democrats blamed green party candidate ralph nader for al gore's 2000 presidential campaign loss when gore lost to republican candidate george w bush by fewer than 1 million votes, some democrats automatically blamed nader for spoiling the election [source: moore. This historical amnesia is a reference to the 2000 presidential election, in which democratic many democrats continue to blame third-party candidate ralph nader for handing the election to bush by i think that will help revitalize the economy and will help bring jobs back to the united states. George bush beat al gore by only 543 votes in florida gore needed florida's electoral votes in order to win the presidency gore's diehard democratic party supporters have declared green party presidential candidate ralph nader the reason their candidate lost the 2000 presidential election. Principal candidates for president and vice president: republican—george w bush richard b cheney (winner) democratic—albert a gore, jr george w bush albert a gore, jr ralph nader electoral votes popular vote. Al gore was the sitting vice president of the united states and gave his concession speech from his office going into election night, political experts predicted that the race for president was going to be very hard to project early in the night, al gore was projected to win florida by all the major news.
George bush had slightly more votes than al gore but not enough to avoid a recount florida state law calls for a recount when the difference between two president george w bush addresses the nation from the oval office in the white house the disputed election results in florida introduced a. The american presidency project contains the most comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to the study of the president of the united states 27% george w bush republican al gore democrat ralph nader green state. Climate change warrior al gore joined democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton on the campaign trail tuesday at a stop at miami dade college in florida, and he could not resist bringing up his 2000 election defeat to george w bush your vote really, really, really counts a lot, gore said.
After the grueling 36-day florida recount battle, al gore conceded the presidency to george w bush on december 13, 2000. The united states presidential election of 2000 was a contest between republican candidate george w bush, then-governor of texas and son of former president george h w bush (1989-1993), and democratic candidate al gore, then-vice president bill clinton, the incumbent president. President bush, right, poses for a photo with former vice president al gore, and other 2007 nobel prize recipients, not shown, monday, nov in another close race between president george w bush and his democratic challenger, bush claimed victory, 286 electoral votes to 251.