This Day in History: Al Gore Concedes Presidential Election
This Day in History: Al Gore Concedes Presidential Election December 13, 2000 The Vice President conceded defeat to Texas Governor George W.
His concession followed weeks of legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida.
In a televised speech, Gore said that though he disagreed with the Supreme Court verdict that ended his campaign, ”partisan rancor must now be put aside.” Gore had won the national popular vote by more than 500,000 votes.
But his narrow loss of Florida gave the Electoral College to Bush, 271 to 266.
A little more than an hour later, Bush addressed the nation for the first time as president-elect.