FILE -In this Nov. 8, 2000 file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate, Vice President Al Gore speaks in Nashville, Tenn., on the current status of the presidential vote recount

 

              FILE -In this Nov. 8, 2000 file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate, Vice President Al Gore speaks in Nashville, Tenn., on the current status of the presidential vote recount
FILE -In this Nov. 8, 2000 file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate, Vice President Al Gore speaks in Nashville, Tenn., on the current status of the presidential vote recount in Florida. The mere mention of the 2000 election unsettles people in Palm Beach County. The county’s poorly designed “butterfly ballot” confused thousands of voters, arguably costing Democrat Al Gore the state, and thereby the presidency. Gore won the national popular vote by more than a half-million ballots. But George W. Bush became president after the Supreme Court decided, 5-4, to halt further Florida recounts, more than a month after Election Day. Bush carried the state by 537 votes, enough for an Electoral College edge, and the White House. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)