Bush WON the 2000 election. From the New York Times:
A comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year's presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward.
Contrary to what many partisans of former Vice President Al Gore have charged, the United States Supreme Court did not award an election to Mr. Bush that otherwise would have been won by Mr. Gore. A close examination of the ballots found that Mr. Bush would have retained a slender margin over Mr. Gore if the Florida court's order to recount more than 43,000 ballots had not been reversed by the United States Supreme Court.
The only last straw you have to cling to is this :
The race was so close that it is possible to get different results simply by applying different hypothetical vote-counting methods to the thousands of uncounted ballots.
Maggie's panties aren't in a bunch. The 2000 election is the casus belli [ed. THANKS OCEANCAT, isn't she GREAt?] of BDS, and the only hope for a cure is to repeatedly force truth into the face of those afflicted.