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Bush Declares Victory, Kerry Offers Concession

In the Oval Office, President Bush receives a call from Sen. John Kerry conceding the election. Credit: White House
In the Oval Office, President Bush receives a call from Sen. John Kerry conceding the election. Credit: White House

President Bush captures reelection in the 2004 presidential race, winning a majority of electoral votes and a margin of more than three and a half million popular votes.

Bush delivered his victory speech at the Ronald Reagan Federal Building in Washington, D.C., saying Kerry had waged a spirited campaign. Kerry gave his concession speech from Faneuil Hall in Boston, calling for healing and unity.

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