United States 2000 ElectionsThe year 2000 United States presidential election was held between a well known republican candidate George W. Bush who was well versed in the presidential game due to his father being in the presidential office from 1989 to 1993. The democratic candidate Al Gore was just as familiar with the presidential office considering that he was the vice president for the previous two terms under Bill Clinton.
George W. Bush the republican candidate was the ultimate winner of the 2000 presidential election. The running mate of the winning Republican Party was Mr. Cheney. The political duo won over the electoral vote with a 271 to 266 victory. However, democratic candidate Al Gore won the popular vote 48.4 percent to 47.9 percent. Each state holds a different number of votes and although the popular vote went to Al Gore the electoral vote is what matters most and that went to George W. Bush.
The 2000 elections offered two candidates that knew what it took to be president. They had both been familiar with the job description first hand due to previous experiences.