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Presidential nail-biters: Top 10 closest presidential elections in history [SLIDESHOW]

2000: Republican George W. Bush defeats Democrat Al Gore. In one of the most controversial elections in history, Bush won the election by just five electoral votes, but he lost the popular vote to Gore by .5 percent -- the first time a candidate won without the popular vote in 112 years. The results of the election remained unknown for over a month until the United States Supreme Court unanimously decided to stop a recount in Florida.
2000: Republican George W. Bush defeats Democrat Al Gore. In one of the most controversial elections in history, Bush won the election by just five electoral votes, but he lost the popular vote to Gore by .5 percent — the first time a candidate won without the popular vote in 112 years. The results of the election remained unknown for over a month until the United States Supreme Court unanimously decided to stop a recount in Florida.
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