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Gore did not win by 540,000 recorded votes in 2000...he won by 5-7 million.
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First there was the 2000 Judicial Coup and then the long-running media con that Bush really did win Florida, although Gore won nationally by 540,000 votes.
It wasn't the close race the media has misled you to believe. Gore did much, much better than his official recorded vote - nationally as well as in Florida.
Let's take another look.
This article links to a) the 1988-2008 unadjusted state exit poll data
and b) the 1988-2008 State and National True Vote Model (both are Google Doc spreadsheet workbooks):
Al Gore won the unadjusted state exit polls
(58,000 respondents) by 50.8-44.4%, a 6 MILLION VOTE MARGIN compared to the 540,000 recorded. There were nearly 6 MILLION UNCOUNTED votes - the great majority were Gore votes.
The True Vote Model, based on 1996 and 2000 votes cast, was a close match to Gore's exit poll share. He had a 50.0% True Vote share assuming
he had 75% of 8 million returning 1996 voters (whose ballots for Clinton were uncounted) and 75% of 6 million uncounted votes in 2000.
Gore won the unadjusted exit poll in the following 13 states:
AL AR AZ CO FL GA MN MO NC NM TN TX VA
But all flipped to Bush. Gore would have won the election if he held just ONE of them.
The election was stolen big-time. But the theft was just a prologue of what was to come in 2004 and 2008.
Yes, he won his home state of TN as well as FL. He even won the exit poll in TX, Bush's home state, by 4% (the TX exit poll margin of error was 4%). But I bet you never knew that.
The exit poll/recorded vote margin discrepancy exceeded 10% in 10 states:
TX AL NC TN GA AR ID MD SC FL
In 2004, Kerry won the True Vote in a landslide - by nearly 10 million votes. The election was stolen big-time. The margin discrepancy exceeded 10% in 15 states: VT DE AK CT SC VA NJ HI NH MS PA UT MN NM OH
In 2008, Obama's landslide was denied. He did much, much better than his recorded 9.5 million vote margin. The 10% margin discrepancy was exceeded in an astounding 28 states.