The race to decide the presidency is venturing further into uncharted territory, leaving the outcome, and history itself, on hold.
In Palm Beach County, Fla., there will be a hand-counting of the ballots beginning Saturday, so this recount is sure to go until at least next week.
And the outcome could be a long way from settled - overseas absentee ballots are still uncounted. The level of acrimony between the two camps is escalating with voter protests building, and lawsuits looming.
Both the Bush and Gore campaigns are searching for any small opening, any angle to work that would pull the vote in their direction.
In the annals of presidential races, is there anything that can compare with these last 48 hours?
48 Hours looks at the highs and lows, all the twists and turns for two candidates and two campaigns, on a wild election ride.
Bush and Gore were not the only two names on the presidential ballot. Ralph Nader is one who took a run at the White House, with nary a prayer of winning. But could the candidate of the Green Party be considerd the spoiler?
With two determined men, holding fast, there's questions: Is it time to wrap this up? Should anyone concede?
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