Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush speaks on the phone while watching election returns with his wife, Laura, and parents on election night at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 7, 2000. Thousands gathered outside the Texas Capitol building to hear Bush speak later in the evening.

Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush speaks on the phone while watching election returns with his wife Laura and parents on election night at the Governor’s Mansion on Nov. 7, 2000 in Austin, Texas. Thousands have gathered outside the Texas capital building to hear Bush speak later in the evening.