Tuesday, November 7
Voters across the United States cast their ballots.
Wednsesday, November 8
The races in Florida, New Mexico and Oregon are too close to call.
Tuesday, November 14
5 PM deadline for counties to report election returns imposed by Florida's Republican Secretary of State Katherine Harris.
Broward County reverses course and grants Gore's request for a full hand recount.
Circuit Judge Terry Lewis rules that Harris could enforce the deadline but requires her to use flexibility in her decision.
Wednesday, November 15
Harris announces official Bush lead of 300 votes and gives a 2 p.m. deadine for counties to justify late returns.
Florida's Supreme Court rejects Bush's bid to block the recount.
A federal appeals court in Atlanta agrees to hear Bush's request to block all Florida hand recounts.
Palm Beach County gets a green light for its recount with a ruling that the canvassing board could decide how to review the votes.
Thursday, November 16
Harris refuses counties' justifications for submitting late returns.
Florida Supreme Court gives the green light to Florida counties to go ahead with ballot hand recounts.
Bush decides against contesting Iowa results, which give Gore a narrow lead.
Friday, November 17
Circuit Judge Lewis rules that Harris can reject returns filed after Nov. 14 deadline.
Gore appeals Lewis decision to Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Supreme Court rules Harris may not certify results on Saturday; sets hearing on issue for Monday, Nov. 20.
Thousands of Florida absentee ballots from overseas are due by midnight Friday and will be added to the state total.
Hearing is held on the constitutionality of a re-vote in Palm Beach.
Saturday, November 18
States have noon deadline to submit overseas ballot counts.
Hand recounts proceed in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Miami-Dade County officials meet again to consider a full hand recount of more than 600,000 votes.
Monday, November 20
Florida Supreme Court hears arguments on whether Harris has final authority to certify ballots as of Nov. 14 deadline.
Florida Attorney general says overseas ballots, mostly from military bases, that were rejected because they lacked postmarks should be counted.
Tuesday, November 21
Florida Supreme Court rules that hand-recounted votes can be accepted for six more days.
Wednesday, November 22
Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Dick Cheney is hospitalized for chest pains.
Miami-Dade County halts unfinished recount amid dispute over standards for counting ballots.
Bush appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Thursday, November 23
Florida Supreme Court rejects Gore appeal to force Miami-Dade to reconvene their recount.
Friday, November, 24
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Bush appeal.
Saturday, November 25
Bush drops lawsuit on counting military absentee ballots, but files suits in five individual counties.
Sunday, November 26
Florida Supreme Court sets 5pm deadline for the Secretary of State's office to accept all recounts.
Florida certifies election results, declaring Bush the winner by 537 of the nearly 6 million votes cast. Palm Beach hand recounts are not included in the total.
Monday, November 27
Gore goes on national television to defend his call for recounts and files suit in local court contesting Florida results.
Bush team calls for private donations to finance White House transition after the Clinton administration refuses to release funds traditionally provided for the hand-over.
Tuesday, November 28
Gore calls for seven-day plan to recount Florida votes to begin immediately. Leon County Circuit Court Judge agrees to consider the recount but holds off on hearing until December 2.
Gore, Bush lawyers deliver briefs to U.S. Supreme Court for December 1 hearing.
Wednesday, November 29
Bush opens transition office in McLean, VA
Gore vows to fight on until mid-December
Thursday, November 30
Palm Beach ships ballots to Tallahassee for December 2 hearing.
Gore appeals Leon County refusal to begin immediate recount to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Friday, December 1
U.S. Supreme Court Justices hears case.
Florida Supreme Court rejects Gore's appeal for expedited recount
Florida Supreme Court rules "butterfly ballot" constitutional
Saturday, December 2
Leon County Circuit Court considers recounts of one million ballots from Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
Monday, December 4
U.S. Supreme Court sets aside Florida Supreme Court decision extending deadline for recounts, sending it back to the state court for further clarification of its ruling.
Tuesday, December 5
The Florida Supreme Court schedules oral arguments for Thursday for Gore's appeal of Monday's ruling rejecting his challenge to the certification of Bush as Florida's winner.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments on Bush's effort to have the manual recounts declared unconstitutional.
Wednesday, December 6
Fed appeals court in Atlanta refuses to throw out recounted votes in three Florida counties.
Thursday, December 7
Gore lawyers argue for recounts before Florida Supreme Court .
Trials on absentee ballots in Seminole and Martin counties end.
Friday, December 8
Florida supreme court orders immediate manual recounts of ballots from Miami-Dade and other counties. The 4-3 vote gives Gore another 383 votes from earlier partial recounts.
Circuit courts in Seminole and Martin counties rule that absentee ballots did not violate the law though Republican workers filled in missing ID numbers.
Saturday, December 9
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to Bush's appeal for a halt to recount and schedules oral arguments from both sides for Monday.
Monday, December 11
U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Bush's appeal to halt the Florida vote recount.
Tuesday, December 12
Florida designates 25 electors pledged to Bush for Electoral College vote.
Florida Supreme Court rejects Democrats' bid to throw out absentee ballots they charge Republicans tampered with.
Wednesday, December 13
Bush declares victory, Gore concedes.
Monday, December 18
Members of the Electoral College cast their votes.
Saturday, January 20, 2001