The 2000 Presidential Election was a contentious race between George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. As the results came in, Florida showed a close margin of victory for Bush, with the then Texas Governor leading by 900 votes when the counting of military ballots began, which triggered a mandatory recount.
Litigation ensued, reaching the United States Supreme Court in Bush v Gore. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Bush, granting him the victory, despite Gore’s lead in the overall national popular vote.
The popular vote came down to 50,456,002 for George W. Bush and 50,999,897 for Al Gore. However, the electoral results showed Bush with 271 versus 266 for Gore. Below is the Electoral College map from the 2000 election.