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11-26-00 -- Secretary of State Katherine Harris gives Bob Crawford a hug following her certification of the Florida Recount. BACKSTORY: The Florida election recount of 2000 was a period of vote re-counting that occurred following the unclear results of the 2000 United States presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, specifically the Florida results. The November 7th election was ultimately settled in favor of George W. Bush when the U.S. Supreme Court, with its final ruling on Bush v. Gore, stopped a recount on December 12 that had been proposed by the Florida Supreme Court, which had the effect of awarding Bush a majority of votes in the Electoral College. The recount covered 175,037 of the approximately 6,000,000 ballots cast in the election. In principle these were the ballots that were recorded with no vote or multiple votes in the machine counts. Most of the post-electoral controversy revolved around Gore's request for hand recounts in four counties (Broward, Miami Dade, Palm Beach, and Volusia), as provided under Florida state law. During the wait to see who would be named the next US President, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris and then Gov. Jeb Bush were as newsworthy as were the candidates and the recounts...CONTACT Carla Hotvedt at SILVER IMAGE Photo Agency and Weddings 352.373-5771 or