Presidential Winners and Losers Through History
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Inside the Governor's Mansion, George Bush awaits final results on election night Nov. 8, 2000 in Austin, Tex.
By the next day, Bush had decisively won 246 electoral votes, and his challenger Al Gore had won 255 votes, with three states -- New Mexico, Oregon and, most importantly, Florida -- too close to call.
The outcome of the presidential election would not be known for more than a month after Election Day.