Vice President Al Gore presides over the counting of his narrow Electoral College loss on Jan. 6, 2001.

Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., lower left, objects to Florida’s electoral vote count results, as Vice President Al Gore, standing, top center, and House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., seated, top right, listen on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001. Other members present, seated at left in middle row are: Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Chris Dodd, D-Ct, hand over mouth., Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., standing at podium and Rep. William Thomas, R-Calif. Others not identified. Congress formally anointed George W. Bush on Saturday as the victor in last year’s achingly close and bitterly contested presidential election. The Black Caucus walked out of the ceremony on Capitol Hill in protest of the results that gave the presidential election to Texas Gov. George W. Bush over Vice President Al Gore. (AP Photo/Kenneth Lambert)