The End at Last: Listen to George W.
Bush's acceptance speech and listen to Al Gore's concession. Listen to NPR's coverage and analysis of the last day of the long election and tell us what you think in our your turn area.
Americans went to the polls on Nov. 7 but it wasn't until 36 days later that they got a new president. On Dec. 13, Republican George W. Bush declared victory, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Democrat Al Gore's call to recount votes in the pivotal state of Florida. The Bush transition is covered on a separate part of our Web site.
The high court's unprecedented involvement capped the longest election in over 100 years. It also ended five weeks of daily roller coaster rides through courts at all levels. That saga all but eclipsed an eventful election year, when the early primaries nearly toppled the front-runners and a few revelations triggered some mud slinging. Check out the action and the actors in Election 2000 in our links on the navigation bar on the left side of the page. Of particular note is our coverage of the issues, the Senate and House races and our lively discussion boards.