Presidential Winners and Losers Through History
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U.S. Vice President Al Gore is greeted by U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., after the closing of the Joint Session of Congress for the certification of electoral votes on Jan. 6, 2001 in Washington, D.C.
Gore presided over the formal tallying of electoral votes, officially certifying his defeat to Republican rival George W. Bush.
The 2000 presidential election was controversial over Florida's 25 electoral votes, involving a dispute over a vote recount, and who would have won, had a recount been allowed.
The 2000 presidential election was the 4th time in U.S. history where a candidate won with fewer popular votes than the loser.