Deadlock: The Inside Story of America's Closest Election

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PublicAffairs, 2001 - Political Science - 271 pages
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When Americans cast their ballots on November 7, 2000, no one expected that the outcome of the presidential election would still be in doubt more than a month later. For the first time ever, the race for America's highest office had ended in a dead heat, with but a few hundred votes in Florida separating Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush of Texas. The stage was set for an extraordinary drama of recounts, challenges, court cases - and hanging, swinging, and dimpled chads.
Deadlock is the first comprehensive account of what really happened in the "post-election" of 2000, written and reported by the award-winning political staff of The Washington Post, America's premier newspaper for politics and elections. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with the key participants and offering details never before reported by any news organization, the Post staff has produced not just an original work of history-in-the-making, but a page-turner to rival the best political thrillers.

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Deadlock: the inside story of America's closest election

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While we may never know the real story or outcome of the 2000 presidential campaign, this excellent and timely book by the political staff of the Washington Post gives a detailed account of the post ... Read full review

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Hard to not read this as a Washingtonian - turns out if you followed the Bush/Gore saga on a daily basis like most Americans, there's not much more here for you. But, it's certainly good to have a record of this cataclysmic disaster. Read full review

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