After a 36-day recount battle in Florida, Al Gore conceded the presidency to George W. Bush on December 13, 2000.
Taken as a whole, the recount studies show Bush would have most likely won the Florida statewide hand recount of all undervotes. Undervotes are ballots that did not register a vote in the presidential race.
But the studies also show Gore likely would have won a statewide recount of all undervotes and overvotes, which are ballots that included multiple votes for president and were thus not counted at all. But Gore’s legal team never pursued that action.
The studies also show more voters went to the polls in Florida on Election Day intending to vote for Gore than for Bush.
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