Monday night, CNN Presents aired “Bush v. Gore: The Endless Election”, best link here.
Then, for days, CNN focused only on the 2000 election (15 years ago) and all the goings-on in Florida (I seem to recall Bill Hemmer). Other events, like the USS Cole bombing (a precursor to 9/11) were slighted.
A coworker pulled up the Butterfly Ballot online to show it wasn’t confusing. But it could have been troublesome for the disabled. And it had been designed by Democrats. (No wonder John Sayles made a movie called "Sunshine State".)
We will never know what would have happened it the counting had continued. It’s not certain by any means that Gore would have won, but he might have. (There is a lot of coverage in the CNN documentary of retracted concessions on both sides.) And personally, I think a Gore administration would have been more capable of intercepting 9/11 before it actually happened. The Clinton administration had caught a West Coast plot at Y2K.
And I do remember the evening that Bush v. Gore was decided by the Supreme Court, rather lawlessly.
The moral, to win an election legitimately, you need a landslide, a blowout, at least three touchdowns (or at least five runs).