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Bush, George W. (1946–)

SCANDALS HAVE become common occurrences regarding presidential administrations, but in the case of the 43rd president of the United States, one would have to look back to 1876 with the appointment of Rutherford B. Hayes to find a president so quickly surrounded with scrutiny. Even before George W. Bush became president, his administration was already shrouded with a scandalous stigma surrounding the contested presidential election results from voting irregularities on November 7, 2000.

The entire election rested on the outcome of the state of Florida, whose voting process was so flawed that it would take 33 days until Bush was awarded the victory. However, while Bush was the winner, the entire country was the victim of dubious Supreme Court rulings that effectively chose the president ...

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