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George W. Bush

Presidency

What state could Gore have won—aside from Florida—that would have avoided the ultimate controversy?

While political pundits and much of the country obsessed about the controversy in Florida, the sad reality for Gore was that he failed to carry his home state of Tennessee. He is the only presidential candidate from a major party to lose his home state in a presidential election. If Gore had won Tennessee’s eight electoral votes, he would have won the presidency.



President Bush appeared on the Jay Leno Show on November 18, 2010.

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