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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Bush v Gore Case (US)

Rafael A Porrata-Doria Jr

Electoral oversight — Scheduling of elections — Electoral systems — Right to participate in elections

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. Bush v Gore is a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States which regulated the recounting of ballots in one state, Florida, in the presidential election of 2000 ( presidential systems ). That decision, which was reached by a vote of 5–4, effectively determined the outcome of that presidential election, and was very controversial. 2. In order to understand Bush v Gore , it is first necessary to understand the mechanics of presidential elections in the United States and the underlying issues in the 2000 election that created the legal dispute that gave...
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