SAT Subject US History Practice Question 107: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 107

2. 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

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.

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