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With Florida close, visions of 2000 recount

Florida was never a sure thing for either campaign, but with the unpredictable battleground state neck and neck, people understandably have started having visions, or more accurately nightmares, of the 2000 presidential election, when a bitter recount dragged on for weeks.

Colleague Joel Achenbach spoke to lawyers earlier Tuesday about what would happen in the event of a recount. Apparently Democrats are lawyered up, ready to deploy if needed.

If you’re wondering how Florida is this close, colleague Phillip Bump has a deep-dive explanation here.

Otherwise here are some tweets from people freaking out over reliving another Bush v. Gore scenario:

2016 election aftermath: Trump wins, Clinton concedes

Follow along for the latest updates on Donald Trump’s surprising election win, reactions from around the world and the breakdown of exit polls.

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