How do you figure Gore won the popular vote in Florida? Bush won the popular vote in Florida, Gore won it nationally. In fact it was recounted a number of times in Florida in which Bush won each time. Gore kept wanting to have the votes recounted until the numbers suited him and they never did. After he failed in that attempt he only wanted to do hand recounts in the three most democrat voting counties(broward, Miami-dade and Palm Beach) He wanted only those counties to do a recount because since they had the most votes for him he figured he had the chance of getting the outcome he wanted. The recounts in those three counties were lead my democrats who arbitrarily decided what counted as a vote...note the whole hanging chad controversy. Gore also tried to get the late military vote not to be counted since he knew it would of been mostly of Bush. He quickly withdrew from that when the public was outraged he would even try it
After the date passed, by law, in which all votes needed to be counted and recognized, the state of florida did the right thing by using what the last recount showed which was Bush winning Florida. Gore didnt like that outcome so he brought it to Court. The first Judge, a democrat, ruled that Gore had no case. The law in Florida was the law even though Gore was trying to change it. In fact, it was funny how silly Bushes attorney made gores team look in the trial. The vast majority of people, democrats and republicans alike, thought Gore was just being a sore loser. The Sore Loserman bumper stickers were a big hit.
The case went to appeals and Gore lost. It than went to a radical florida supreme court who tried to legislate from the bench. The US Supreme court voted unanimously to overturn their original ruling. When it went back, an all democrat florida supreme court ruled in favor of gore by one vote to initiate a recount. The US supreme court than struck it down. At no point ever did Gore win the Florida popular vote. He kept trying and trying to get the votes he needed by changing the laws and by fixing the voting process but it never occurred. I was living down the street from the Broward county court house during this and saw the protestors. There might of been one guy for Gore for every 20 for Bush. The vast majority knew Gore was trying to steal the election. In fact a book was written about it in detail