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Why the GoreBush Election is such a mess Right now America is in a time of uncertainty about this election The race between Al Gore and George W Bush is the closest presidential race the country has seen in its history With an election this close many controversial issues have also risen from it There are many causes to the countrys political turmoil right now and because of that we may not know a clear-cut winner of the presidency for days even maybe weeks At the beginning of the night the news broadcasters had stated that the winner of Florida would ultimately be the winner of the race This is due to the fact that Florida can be thought as a microcosm of the United States through their demography and political views How right they were The race was split down the middle the whole night with Bush taking the plains and the south and Gore taking New England Then the news came that Gore was the projected winner of Florida and the 25 electoral votes that go with it This call was premature As Bushs advisor had said earlier it would be impossible to call Florida that early because of the high number of absentee ballots that Florida traditionally has Therefore this race has had problems very early on Later in the night both candidates were tied with 242 electoral votes and the only way either could win by getting to 270 was to either win Florida or all the remaining four states The other four states did not go to one candidate and therefore Florida would decide the election Early the next morning it had been reported that Bush had won Florida and he was the 43rd president of the United States Gore then made a phone call to the Texas governor to concede the
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