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Workers at the Miami-Dade election headquarters in downtown Miami, Florida, recount the ballots of the county November 8, 2000, the day after the presidential election. Fourteen years after the much contested election, Florida remains a decisive state. (Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers at the Miami-Dade election headquarters in downtown Miami, Florida, recount the ballots of the county November 8, 2000, the day after the presidential election. Fourteen years after the much contested election, Florida remains a decisive state. (Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images)
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Who could forget the infamous presidential election of 2000 and Florida’s outsized role in a race that changed the course of American history?

Fourteen years later, the political climate in Florida is still just as divisive. Major elections are still often decided by a hair’s breadth.

Why has Florida become so split and how did it come to represent the nature of national politics today?

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson and Peter O'Dowd investigate.

This segment aired on October 9, 2014.

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