United States History

The presidential election of 2000 was decided when

(A) a recount of votes in Florida showed that Bush had won the popular vote
(B) a recount of electoral votes was ordered by the Supreme Court
(C) a vote recount in Florida was barred by the Supreme Court, effectively making Bush president
(D) a recount of the popular vote nationwide showed that Gore was the loser
(E) Republicans agreed to permit a recount of the popular vote in Florida
  1. Correct Answer: C

    Explanation:

    The presidential election of 2000 remained undecided until the Supreme Court voted to bar a recount of disputed popular votes in Florida. As a result, that state’s electoral votes went to Bush, who thus became president.

Test ID: 1710
Source: SAT Practice Test