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Gore Challenges Outcome in Court

November 27, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Al Gore challenged Florida’s now-certified presidential election in court Monday, his lawyers disputing an outcome that left him merely 537 votes short of George W. Bush.

Gore’s lawyers challenged the results from Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Nassau counties in a filing early Monday afternoon, hoping their last-ditch effort can overcome the margin for Bush that Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, a Bush supporter, certified for him Sunday night.

Harris accorded Florida’s 25 electoral votes to Bush, a step that will give him the presidency if it holds up.

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