In the comments on this question about elections won by one vote, I posited that the Presidential election in 2000 was "won" by Bush on the 5-4 split of the SCOTUS which halted the recount in Florida, which granted him the state's electoral votes and thus the majority.
Obviously, Gore conceded, the issue has long since been settled, and it's too much of a stretch to be an answer to that question. But since it came up, is there any chance Gore could have won if the recount continued? Or were all the signs pointing towards a Bush victory anyway?
And a related question: Were the terms of the recount (and what ballots were being counted) more favorable towards one or the other of the candidates? Whoever was ahead, could counting ballots under different rules have changed that?