PUBLISHED: 13:42, Wed, Nov 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:23, Wed, Nov 4, 2020
The US election currently hangs in the balance. Several key state results are yet to be announced, with nine still to go. Whatever the result, it looks to be much closer than what was previously thought.
Countless polls in the US and around the world predicted a Biden landslide.
Even before the election got under way on Tuesday, many said that it might unfold just as the 2000 contest between Al Gore and George W Bush did.
It was here that the vote was so close that the decision went all the way to the Supreme Court.
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Al Gore: The Democrat lost out on the 2000 election after the decision went to the Supreme Court (Image: GETTY)
Mr Gore, the Democratic Party nominee, eventually lost out to the Republican Mr W Bush.
Mr Gore himself this week asserted that this year's ballot would resemble nothing of the 2000 vote.
He told CNN: "I’m knocking on wood here because I don’t know what the result is going to be, but I have a very strong feeling that the vast majority of Americans, including a significant percentage of Republicans, have watched and listened to Donald Trump for four years, and have concluded that we need somebody better as president."
He went on to predict a decisive win for the Democrat's Joe Biden.
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He couldn't have been further from the truth.
As Mr Trump readies himself to take the election result to the Supreme Court, the end result, many are now arguing, could be a mirror to Mr Gore's defeat.
It was there that, just like this election, Florida proved to be a state of the utmost significance - of which Mr Trump has secured.
There, the vote count was so close that, despite several recounts, a decision could not be made, instead making its way to the Supreme Court.