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01/06/2001 Congress certifies George W. Bush winner of 2000 elections

After a sharply arguable election, Vice President Al Gore presides over a joint session of Congress that certifies George W. Bush of Texas, the Republican nominee, as the winner of the 2000 election. George W. Bush was finally declared the winner more than five weeks after balloting ended.


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