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United States Election 2000 Web Archive

Collection Overview

Collage of Election 2000 images]

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Citing Resources - Copyright Information

Scope: The United States Election 2000 Archive includes sites archived almost daily between August 2000 and January 2001, covering the United States national election period for President and Members of Congress. The United States 2000 election was the closest presidential race in United States history and the final outcome of the election was not decided until the Florida recount was ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court on December 12, 2000. George W. Bush narrowly won the November 7 election, with 271 electoral votes to Al Gore's 266. Mr. Bush won the electoral count, although Mr. Gore received more popular votes. Ralph Nader ran as a third party candidate of the Green Party and received over 2% of the popular vote. The sites collected include those for candidates, political parties, criticism and humor, and news.

This collection is part of a continuing effort by the Library of Congress to evaluate, select, collect, catalog, provide access to, and preserve digital materials for future generations of researchers.

Collection Period: August 1, 2000 - January 21, 2001

Number of Sites: Nearly 800 sites

Citing Resources in the Web Archive

Citations should indicate: Archived in the Library of Congress Web Archives at When citing a particular Web site include the archived Web site's Citation ID (e.g., Researchers are advised to follow standard citation guidelines for Web sites, pages, and articles. Researchers are reminded that many of the materials in this Web archive are copyrighted and that citations must credit the authors/creators and publishers of the works.

Copyright Information

Many, if not all, of the Web sites in the collection and elements incorporated into the Web sites (e.g., photographs, articles, graphical representations) are protected by copyright. The materials may also be subject to publicity rights, privacy rights, or other legal interests.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with the person desiring to use the item. You will need permission from the copyright owners or rights holders for reproduction, distribution, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Researchers should consult the sites themselves for information about rights, contacts, and permissions. The catalog record for each archived Web site contains the specific information about the site known to the Library. See Library of Congress Legal Notices page for additional information and restrictions.

The Library of Congress would like to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified on this Web site so that we may make the necessary corrections. In addition, if you are a copyright owner or otherwise have exclusive control over materials presently available through this collection and do not wish your materials to be available through this Web site, please let us know. To make a takedown request, please fill out this form.

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