As Donald Trump refuses to commit to accepting the results of the November election, his surrogates have brought up Al Gore and the Florida recount in the 2000 election.
Gore did request a recount by hand in Florida, but only after an automatic recount found the race to be even closer than the original tally. And once the Supreme Court weighed in and stopped the recount, Gore conceded the race to George W. Bush.
But it goes beyond that.
In a remarkable moment on the floor of the House in January 2001, Vice President Gore presided over the certification of the Electoral College vote – and repeatedly rejected attempts to block the certification by Democratic House members who were continuing to protest Bush's victory.
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