The race was tight, and it all came down to Florida. projections showed bush winning by a landslide, so Gore called Bush to concede and congratulate him.
In the following hours, the race surprisingly tightened up and came within 600 votes. at 3am, Gore called Bush to retract his concession
After a machine recount that bush won, the idea of a manual recount was brought to the Florida supreme court. Initially, a manual recount was ordered in certain counties, until the case was taken to the U.S Supreme Court. The court ruled that a manual recount violated the equal protection clause of the constitution. Bush Won the election.