'537 Votes' Reveals the Strategic Battle for 2000 Presidential Election (VIDEO)

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The documentary 537 Votes chronicles the contested 2000 Presidential election, along with the political operations behind the scenes in Miami, and the role a six-year-old Cuban boy played in determining the outcome.

Weeks of chaotic ballot recounts, lawsuits, counter lawsuits and public protests ended with 537 Votes, premiering Wednesday, October 21 on HBO.

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Through interviews with key insiders and a wealth of archival footage, the film examines the events leading up to havoc in the battleground state of Florida. And after election day, the tumultuous voter recount resulting in Texas Governor George W. Bush winning the presidency by a razor-thin margin.

537 Votes looks beyond the headlines of under-votes, recounts and hanging chads to reveal the players and politicos locked in a strategic battle for the future of the United States.

537 Votes, Premiere, Wednesday, October 21, 9/8c, HBO