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DIARY OF A SHAMBLES.

On November 7, the USA went to the polls. At the time, few could have suspected how long it would be before they officially had a president-elect. Here are the crucial dates.

Nov 7: An hour after the polls closed, TV said Gore had won Florida. Twenty minutes later, the networks put Florida back in the too-close-to-call category.

Nov 8: Gore calls Bush to concede defeat, then retracts the concession.

Nov 9: As Bush's lead in Florida is cut to less than 300 votes, Gore officials call for hand recounts of ballots in four heavily Democratic counties.

Nov 10: Gore asks Florida to ignore the deadline of 5pm Tuesday and delay certification of the result until hand recounts are completed.

Nov 11: Bush lawyers file a federal suit to block the hand count of votes in the four counties.

Nov 12: Palm Beach officials vote to conduct a full recount of all 425,000 ballots.

Nov 13: Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, a Republican, said all recounts must be complete by 5pm the next day.

Nov 14: A judge rules the state should collect returns from all 67 counties by 5 pm deadline.

Nov 15: Florida Supreme Court denies Harris's request to block recounts.

Nov 16: Supreme Court allows manual recounts in Palm Beach and Broward counties.

Nov 18: After overseas votes are counted, Bush leads the state by 930 votes.

Nov 21: Florida Supreme Court rules officials must accept manual recounts in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade.

Nov 22: Miami-Dade decides it can't count all ballots, depriving Gore of 157 votes.

Nov 25: Broward County completes recount, giving Gore almost 600 extra votes.

Nov 26: Harris rejects Palm Beach's partial results and declares Bush the winner by 537 votes.

Nov 27: Gore's lawyers file papers arguing vote totals in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Nassau were inaccurate.

Dec 1: The US Supreme Court hears arguments on the Florida recount.

Dec 8: Florida Supreme Court orders a broader recount than Gore had asked for, saying any ballot which failed to register a vote on machine must be recounted in all 67 counties. Bush appeals to the US Supreme Court.

Dec 9: The Supreme Court halts the statewide recount ordered by the Florida Supreme Court.

Dec 12: The Supreme Court rules the Florida Supreme Court made an error in its order for a manual recount.
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