(This daylog is a chronicle of the Election events today in the United States)

Today is the first day of our barreling towards the apocylapse, look at our choices? Why do you think it's so close, eh?

For the republicans, George W. Bush, affectionately known as dubya, who is "not big on booklearning".

For the democrats, Al Gore, who invented everything and wants to punish artists guilty of thought crimes.

Vote Harry Browne, of the Libertarian Party, at least then your vote will mean something, even though you'd be voting for your own abilities to function in the world without government.

If you want to value the enviornment over your ability to drive a car or run a buisness, You could Vote Nader.

Better yet, if you are just planning on voting for the hell of it Don't Vote!

9:04 am, George W. Bush gave an intresting interview this morning to a bunch of reporters in his home in Austin, TX. He was asked what mood he was in, (he said calm.) He was asked why he was not at all nervous, and he replied "In case you haven't noticed by now, I trust the people."

On funbets, US PRESIDENT 2000:

11 - 7 - 2000, 9:34a                 
              HIGH BID   |  LOWEST ASK  | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        76.60     |    89.00     |     26150     |    76.60   |     -12.40
GEORGE W BUSH  96.05     |    99.99     |     21050     |    99.99   |       0.01

As you can see, Al Gore is currently the safer (long) bet if you assume that they are dead even in the polls. Even if George W Bush is far ahead I wouldn't put any money on him though, (The return for a winning bet is $100 a share), since at the max of 1000 shares you have $10 to gain and $99990 to lose. An extremely dangerous waste of cash to tie up for just $10. This thing is a horse race, if you are betting here, i'd go with gore.

Personally, I have 1000 shares shorted at 95.03 back in August on Dubya. GWB is of course, a safer bet to short than AG is to buy. Espically if you can get that Last Trade of 99.99 for 1k shares, which would then give you $99990 to win and $10 to lose! The stupidity of people, eh?

                                                                   
as of 11 - 7 - 2000, 11:06a                                                   
	      HIGH BID   | LOWEST ASK   | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        92.00     |   95.00      |     32800     |    94.00   |       5.00
GEORGE W BUSH  96.08     |   99.00      |     25250     |    96.07   |      -3.91

Well it looks like Al Gore has made up his daily, his lowest ask has increased by $6, and his volume has outnumbered GWB's 2:1 in the last 2 hours. Al Gore has shot up insanely at this late hour. Both Candiates are now a great short (sell) and an awful long (bet).

11:36 am, Dubya is now at the polls. I think we all know who hes voting for. He got some sleep but Al Gore has not had any sleep at all after the last day of Campaigning since he has not yet completely stopped campaigning, he is expected to visit some elementry school children in class later today.

11:38 am, Just got news from the Libertarian Party (or rather, just read it) that Harry Browne's results will be reported on the air on Fox News instead of just being stacked in with the 3rd party votes. Fox News is taking "Fair and Balanced" to new heights. Too bad more news outlets can't do this.

as of 11 - 7 - 2000 11:59a
              HIGH BID   | LOWEST ASK   | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        89.00     |   95.00      |     40000     |    89.25   |       0.25
GEORGE W BUSH  96.75     |   99.00      |     30900     |    99.00   |      -0.98          


With about 12 hours left to place a bet good deals keep getting done for Bush Sellers with that insane Last Trade rating. $100 to place on the line for $99,900 is not a bad bet in a shorting of Bush.

12:11 pm, A snowstorm around West Texas looks to be preventing some people from going to the polls.

as of 11 - 7 - 2000 12:14p
              HIGH BID   | LOWEST ASK   | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        76.30     |   95.00      |     41000     |    76.30   |     -12.70
GEORGE W BUSH  96.50     |    NONE      |     32900     |    99.99   |       0.01


No one is selling Bush! The sellers sold out! Some more people are bound to figure out what a great deal this is pretty soon.

12:15 pm, Al Gore ad his wife Tipper are voting right now outside his small hometown of Carthage, TN.

12:25 pm, Al Gore as talking to a bunch of kids at an Elementry School, in Elmwood, TN and hes doing very very well with the Kids say the darnest things factor. "What would you do if you were president?" - Gore "Improve Congress." - Female Elementry student. "Thats certainly presidential thinking." - Al Gore.

12:52 pm, Hint for those of you running presidential campaigns, don't distribute cigarettes to homeless people in exchange for votes.

as of 11 - 7 - 2000 1:03p
              HIGH BID   | LOWEST ASK   | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        75.00     |   76.30      |     48450     |    75.00   |     -14.00
GEORGE W BUSH  96.75     |    NONE      |     37900     |    99.00   |      -0.98


Everything people sell of Bush is selling out pretty quickly. Gore is all over the spectrum of prices. Clearly Bush is considered the legitimate favorite. (since when people are playing for keeps, they don't make false predictions with the chips.)

as of 11 - 7 - 2000 2:18p
              HIGH BID   | LOWEST ASK   | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        70.00     |   89.99      |     59750     |    70.01   |     -18.99
GEORGE W BUSH  96.00     |   99.99      |     52350     |    99.99   |       0.01


Bush is catching up with Gore in volume of trades. Gore is falling out of the trees. People don't seem to trust Gore to win the election, but as they say, it's going to depend alot on the Electoral Votes given by Florida. I imagine that Gore will fly upwards once the results start comming in at 7pm.

3:11 pm, It appears that Al Gore's actions of talking to children across the gym in the same room where there was a polling place may have violated election laws, in this case, apparently the distance from which you cannot campaign is 100 feet from the polling place, a distance he would not have left during his talk. However, this raises other questions, first of all, is it campaigning if the elementary school students he is talking to are not of voting age? (Which they are not.) Secondly, are people being prohibited from voting while Gore is talking? Were other people trying to vote and being prevented from it during his talk? Moral of the story? Keep everything squeeky clean when running for president.

as of 11 - 7 - 2000 3:17p
              HIGH BID   | LOWEST ASK   | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        96.00     |   97.50      |     68650     |    97.00   |       8.00
GEORGE W BUSH  98.00     |    NONE      |     55400     |    97.00   |      -2.98


All of the sudden Al Gore and GWB have pulled even in last trade, and are about as close as they will probaly get in bidding and selling. George W. Bush would probaly be caught up in volume if his sellers did not keep running out of stock to sell. There are about 8 and a half hours left to place orders, and roughly the same amount of time till the last poll, in Alaska, closes.

as of 11 - 7 - 2000 5:02p
              HIGH BID   | LOWEST ASK   | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        70.00     |   70.01      |     84450     |    70.01   |     -18.99
GEORGE W BUSH  95.95     |   99.99      |     68950     |    95.95   |      -4.03


Gore has once again dropped off, but his Volume has once again outpreformed bush over the past two hours.

5:12 pm, It should be noted that Nader may decide this extremely close election, based upon the amount of votes his ultra-liberal platform draws away from the also liberal Al Gore. Most pundits say that nationally, if Ralph Nader gets 5%, hes trouble for gore, and if he makes 7%, hes flat out poison.

5:16 pm, Intresting little predictions thru insane divination. At a pumpkin shooting contest out in the mid-west, they attempted to divine the result of the election by shooting pumpkins with Gore and Bush posters taped on them. Gore won this contest. In an overseas poll in France amongst americans voting absentee, (Where most of the balloters are Republican buisnessmen and they were right in all elections over the past 24 years except when they went for Gerald Ford over Jimmy Carter.) They went for Bush 58% over Gore 42%. On Monday Night Football, The Tennesee Titans played the Washington Redskins, which brings up two intresting divinative possibilities. The Redskins lost, and whenever the Redskins lose their monday night game before the election, the party in power loses the Presidency. However, Al Gore is from Tennessee, the location which defeated the Redskins. This is extremely intresting, because formerly the Titans were from Houston, Texas! The home state of George W. Bush!

5:28 pm, The turnout for this election is huge, various groups and people are recieving turnout percentages of around 65% to 80% from place to place, which would make this one of the highest turnouts ever.

as of 11 - 7 - 2000 5:33p (27 MINUTES TILL FIRST ELECTORAL RESULTS)
              HIGH BID   | LOWEST ASK   | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        70.02     |   71.00      |     88950     |    86.70   |      -2.30
GEORGE W BUSH  96.50     |   99.75      |     68950     |    95.95   |      -4.03


We have about 27 minutes before the candidates start filling out their score cards with the first two states, Indiana and Kentucky. It looks like the volume has settled and the vast majority of the people placing wagers have played their cards, as Bush has remained static over the past half hour.

5:36 pm, It's crunch time in NYC between Hillary Clinton (Wife of President Clinton) and Rick Lazio for US Senate, they are running just as close a heat as the Presidential Candidates. Democrats need to pick up 5 seats in the Senate to claim a majority, and 7 seats in the house to claim another such paper thin majority. The Democrats actually need 6 seats in the senate to claim a majority should Al Gore win and his running mate Joseph Leiberman leave his senate seat to be appointed by the governor (Tom Ridge) of his state, Massachusetts, who is a republican, who will obviously fill Leiberman's seat with a Republican.

as of 11 - 7 - 2000 5:51p (9 MINUTES TILL FIRST ELECTORAL RESULTS/EXIT POLLS)
              HIGH BID   | LOWEST ASK   | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        70.00     |   79.98      |     92950     |    71.00   |     -18.00
GEORGE W BUSH  96.50     |   99.96      |     71950     |    96.50   |      -3.48


We'll be able to monitor the bail outs once the tally that counts starts counting.

6 PM, BUSH HAS WON THE ELECTORAL VOTES OF INDIANA AND 
KENTUCKY ACCORDING TO FOX NEWS EXIT POLLS
...
Kentucky will give Bush 8 electoral votes.
Indiana will give Bush 12 electoral votes for a total of 20.
270 Electoral Votes are required to win.  
Thats 250 more for Bush and 270 more for Gore.
518/538 votes are not yet given!
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Please note that only Ralph Nader, Pat Buchanan, George W. Bush 
and Al Gore are considered for exit polling.  Harry Browne, who
is polling above Pat Buchanan is not listed in most exit polls, 
except with Fox News.
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as of 11 - 7 - 2000 6:18p
              HIGH BID   | LOWEST ASK   | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        70.01     |   86.70      |    101050     |    84.44   |      -4.56
GEORGE W BUSH  96.00     |   99.97      |     76950     |    96.01   |      -3.97


Still major uncertainty with Gore Betters after the First Electoral Votes have been cast.

6:20 pm, Miles to go before we sleep, and miles to go before we sleep.

6:44 pm, The Democrats pick up one house seat in Kentucky, they need 6 more seats for control of the house.

According to exit polls...
7 PM GEORGE W. BUSH HAS WON SOUTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA 
ALSO, AL GORE HAS WON VERMONT
FLORIDA (super battle ground state with 25 Electoral Votes)IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL!
GEORGIA (Now important!) IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL!
NEW HAMPSHIRE (4 Electoral Votes) IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL!
South Carolina will give a total of 8 electoral votes to George W. Bush for a total of 28.
Virginia will give a total of 13 electoral votes to George W. Bush for a total of 41.
Vermont will give a total of 3 electoral votes to Al Gore.
270 Electoral Votes are needed to win. Thats 229 more for George W. Bush 
and 267 more for Al Gore.
...
494/538 Electoral votes are still available!


Foxnews has given Bush 41 votes, CNN has given him only 28!



The Libertarians, who have Georgia as close to a stronghold as they could possibly consider having, may have taken away votes from George W. Bush and given them to Harry Browne!

Bill Nelson wins the Democrats another seat in the house. They need 5!

The Democrats are now in need of 4 seats for control, 5 if Gore wins the presidency.

7:30 PM GEORGE W. BUSH HAS WON GEORGIA
Georgia will give a total of 13 electoral votes to George W. Bush for a total of 54.
270 Electoral Votes are needed to win. Thats 216 for George W. Bush and 267 for Al Gore.
481/538 Electoral Votes are still up for Grabs.


Georgia was dropped from contention and George W. Bush has it. So much for the Libs.

The Democrats lost a senate seat, putting them back at 6 seats with a gore loss and 7 seats with a gore win needed for control of the senate.
as of 11 - 7 - 2000 7:46p
              HIGH BID   | LOWEST ASK   | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        72.00     |   79.99      |    120550     |    72.00   |     -17.00
GEORGE W BUSH  95.00     |   99.00      |     96150     |    95.00   |      -4.98


Lots of movement with Al Gore still. Not quite an outright bail yet at 54 - 3 electoral.

7:51 PM - AL GORE HAS WON FLORIDA
Flordia will give a total of 25 Electoral Votes to Al Gore for a total of 28.
270 Electoral Votes are needed to win.  Thats 216 more for George W. Bush 
and 242 for Al Gore.
...
456/538 Electoral Votes are still up for Grabs.


This means we are going to be up for a while tonight, boys and girls.

8 PM - AL GORE HAS WON MICHIGAN, ILLINOIS, NEW JERSEY, MASSACHUSETTS, 
MARYLAND, CONNECTICUT AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
...
ALSO, GEORGE W. BUSH HAS WON TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, MISSISSIPPI, KANSAS AND NORTH CAROLINA
PENNSYLVANIA IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL
MISSOURI IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL (The polls wll be open an extra hour.)
TENNESSEE IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL (This is Al Gore's home state.)
MAINE IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL
AL GORE'S states win him 91 electoral votes for a total of 119! 
GEORGE W. BUSH'S states win him 67 electoral votes for a total of 121! 
(Fox reporting 130, however!)
...
270 Electoral Votes are needed to win. Thats 149 for George W. Bush 
and 151 for Al Gore!
...
298/538 Electoral Votes are still in play!


Gore Catches up! Nader does not prove to be his Kryptonite... yet!

8:12 pm - funbets.com not accessible to me.

8:30 PM - GEORGE W. BUSH HAS WON ALABAMA (The 9 missing Foxnews Electoral Votes!),
ARKANSAS(6) IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL
George W. Bush gains 9 Electoral Votes from Alabama, giving him 130 Electoral Votes.
270 Electoral Votes are needed to win.  Thats 140 more than George W. Bush has 
and 151 more than Al Gore has.
...
289/538 Electoral Votes are still in the Saddle!


George W. Bush picks up 9 Electoral Votes in a situation where now Every Vote matters. If one Candidate had picked up all the electoral votes cast so far, he would still need 19 to win.

funbets as of 11 - 7 - 2000 8:35p
              HIGH BID   | LOWEST ASK   | TODAYS VOLUME | LAST TRADE |  TODAY'S CHANGE
AL GORE        72.22     |   90.00      |    130850     |    72.22   |     -16.78
GEORGE W BUSH  95.01     |   99.00      |     98150     |    95.20   |      -4.78


Gore is shot back into the race and funbets reflects it subtly. Notice the increase in volume and the lowest ask.

8:40 PM - AL GORE AND GEORGE W. BUSH HAVE BOTH TAKEN ELECTORAL VOTES FROM MAINE
Maine is one of two states (There is also Nebraska) which splits it's electoral votes
based on district.  Maine has 4 electoral votes and 2 districts.  Whoever wins the popular
vote then wins the extra 2 bonus votes (for the senators).
Al Gore has picked up at least 3 of these, pushing his total up to 122.
270 Electoral Votes are needed to win.  Thats 140 still needed for Bush,
and 148 for Al Gore
286/538 Electoral Votes are still Available.


8:50 PM - AL GORE HAS WON PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania gives Al Gore 23 Electoral votes, his total is 145.
270 Electoral Votes are needed to win.  Thats 140 more for George W. Bush,
125 more for Al Gore.
263/538 Electoral Votes are in the cards.


Bush needs to run the table to win now! He can't afford to lose anymore small states!

HILLARY CLINTON DEFEATS RICK LAZIO FOR SENATE
9 PM -  AL GORE HAS WON NEW YORK, RHODE ISLAND
GEORGE W. BUSH HAS WON NEBRASKA, NORTH DAKOTA, WYOMING, SOUTH DAKOTA, AND LOUISIANA
WISCONSIN IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL
MINNESSOTA IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL (Nader acts as poison here.)
COLORADO IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL
NEW MEXICO IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL
ARIZONA IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL
OHIO IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL
WEST VIRGINIA REMAINS TOO CLOSE TO CALL 
(A total of 90 votes have closed polls but no result yet)
Al Gore's states win him 37 electoral votes for a total of 182!
George W. Bush's states win him 22 electoral votes for a total of 153!
270 electoral votes are needed to win.  Bush needs 117, Gore needs 88 to win!
193/538 Electoral Votes await a master!


Bush looks to be in Dire Straights!

9:15 - GEORGE W. BUSH HAS WON OHIO AND TENNESSEE
Ohio wins George W. Bush 21 more Electoral Votes, for a total of 174!
Tennesse wins George W. Bush 11 more Electoral Votes, for a total of 185!
270 electoral votes are needed to win. Bush requires 85, Gore requires 88 to win!
160/538 Electoral Votes make this a dangerous game.


This is shaping up to make the votes in Alaska, cast at midnight Eastern Time, matter.

9:40 PM - AL GORE WINS MINNESOTA
Minnesota gives him 10 electoral votes.


Bush: 185 Gore: 192

FLORIDA IS ONCE AGAIN TOO CLOSE TO CALL! GORE LOSES 25 ELECTORAL VOTES!
(He now has 160)
10 PM - GEORGE W. BUSH HAS WON UTAH, IDAHO, MONTANA,
NEVADA IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL
IOWA IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL
George W. Bush's states give him 12 more Electoral Votes.
The Totals are now:
Bush 197
Gore 167 (KEEP IN MIND FLORDIA WHICH IS STILL LEANING GORE)


10:05 PM GEORGE W. BUSH HAS WON NEW HAMPSHIRE, MISSOURI, AND WEST VIRGINIA
This gives him +20, or 217 electoral votes.
The score? 
Adjusted for exit poll errors....
217 Bush
167 Gore
If you imagine Gore has Florida, thats 217 - 192


10:21 PM - AL GORE HAS WON NEW MEXICO
+5 Gore
217 Bush
167 Gore


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11 PM - AL GORE HAS WON CALIFORNIA
+54
AL GORE HAS WON HAWAII
WASHINGTON STATE IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL
NEVADA IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL
OREGON IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL


230 Gore 217 Bush!
Only Alaska remains open!



11:18 pm - It appears as if the Republicans will maintain control of the congress.



The score is now 230 - 225 Gore.

BUSH WINS NEVADA
4 ELECTORAL VOTES MAKE IT 230 - 229 GORE, 1 VOTE MARGIN!
GORE RECIEVES ALL 4 OF MAINES SPLIT VOTES
231 - 229 


WE MAY BE FACING THE ELECTORAL POSSIBILITY OF HAVING A 269 - 269 TIED ELECTORAL RACE.

12:18am
GORE 242
BUSH 246


IF GORE WINS IOWA AND FLORDIA WE HAVE A 269 - 269!

1:13 AM - THERE CAN NOW NO LONGER BE A 269 - 269 TIE. FOUR STATES REMAIN UP FOR GRABS. GORE MUST HAVE FLORIDA(25) ELECTORAL VOTES TO WIN. BUSH CURRENTLY NEEDS 24 VOTES TO WIN, AND GORE NEEDS 28.

1:43 AM - Let no one accuse me of having no courage, i'm calling it.

BUSH WINS! NADER COSTS GORE FLORIDA, THEREBY THE ELECTION



             FLORIDA - 95% PRECINCTS
PARTY | FLORIDA ELECTION | POPULAR VOTES |  PERCENTAGE
  R   | GEORGE W. BUSH   | 2,671,708     |   49%
  D   | AL GORE          | 2,251,038     |   49%
  G   | RALPH NADER      |    87,591     |    2%
  RP  | PAT BUCHANAN     |    15,773     |   Nil
  L   | HARRY BROWNE     |    14,301     |   Nil
  NL  | JOHN HAGELIN     |     5,934     |   Nil
CONST | HOWARD PHILLIPS  |     1,220     |   Nil
           NATIONALLY - 81% PRECINCTS
PARTY | NATIONAL ELECTION | POPULAR VOTES | PERCENTAGE
  R   | GEORGE W. BUSH    |   41,427,657  |   49%          
  D   | AL GORE           |   40,808,077  |   48%
  G   | RALPH NADER       |    2,118,455  |    3%
  RP  | PAT BUCHANAN      |      370,534  |   Nil



RESULTS NOT OFFICAL AS OF 1:51 AM

AL GORE WINS IOWA AT 2:06, FLORIDA BECOMES THE ELECTION, 1 MILION FLORIDA ABSENTEE BALLOTS TO BE REPORTED AT 3AM-4AM.
(I still predict a Bush win, will Elian have his revenge?)

OFFICAL: 2:19 AM - GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.


HE WILL WIN BY 1 ELECTORAL VOTE AND BY THE MARGIN OF NADER.
REPUBLICANS PULL OF TRIFECTA, HOUSE OF REPS, US SENATE, WHITE HOUSE
I'M GOING TO BED.

OFFICAL: 9 AM - I JUST WOKE UP AND THE NETWORKS SCREWED UP - AS OF AROUND 3 AM GEORGE W. BUSH HAS NO LONGER WON FLORIDA, STATE LAW MANDATES RE-COUNT, WE MAY NOT KNOW THE REAL WINNER UNTIL FRIDAY

It's almost 10 am...

             FLORIDA - 100% PRECINCTS (RECALL NECESSARY)
PARTY | FLORIDA ELECTION | POPULAR VOTES |  PERCENTAGE
  R   | GEORGE W. BUSH   | 2,909,136     |   49%
  D   | AL GORE          | 2,907,351     |   49%
  G   | RALPH NADER      |    96,698     |    2%
  L   | HARRY BROWNE     |    18,842     |   Nil
  RF  | PAT BUCHANAN     |    17,327     |   Nil
  CONST | HOWARD PHILLIPS  |     4,278     |   Nil
  NL  | JOHN HAGELIN     |     2,287     |   Nil
                         99%
***********(THE PRESIDENCY - NATIONAL POP)***********
PARTY | NATIONAL ELECTION | POPULAR VOTE | PERCENTAGE
  D   | AL GORE           | 48,577,850   | 49%
  R   | GEORGE W. BUSH    | 48,345,570   | 48%
  G   | RALPH NADER       |  2,645,306   |  3%
  RF  | PAT BUCHANAN      |    441,626   | Nil


2:26 PM, NOV 8



VOTES IN FLORIDA STILL BEING RECOUNTED, UNCOUNTED BALLOT BOXES FOUND, PAT BUCHANAN THANKS RALPH NADER. AL GORE LATE LAST NIGHT CALLED BUSH, CONCEDED DEFEAT, CALLED BACK AN HOUR LATER, RETRACTED CONCESSION.

BUSH DECLARES VICTORY IN FLORIDA, STILL UNOFFICAL, 260 ELECTORAL VOTES FOR GORE, 246 ELECTORAL VOTES FOR BUSH MAKES FLORIDA OFFICAL ALL DECISIVE ELECTION WITH 25 VOTES.

4:36 PM, NOV 8 - ELECTION RESULTS FROM FLORIDA SHOULD BE IN BY 5 PM TOMMOROW - JEB BUSH, GEORGE W. BUSH'S BROTHER RECUSES HIMSELF FROM FLORIDA STATE CANVASING COMMISSION, AN ELECTION REVIEW COMMISSION. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN PALM BEACH CLAIM THEY ACCIDENTLY VOTED FOR BUCHANAN INSTEAD OF GORE, DEMAND 'SOMETHING BE DONE'.

HAD GORE PICKED UP HIS HOME STATE HE WOULD BE NEXT PRESIDENT AT THIS HOUR - GORE SELECTS WARREN CHRISTOPHER AS HIS ELECTION OBSERVER IN FLORIDA!

12:24 PM, NOV 9 - RECOUNT IN PROGRESS, WITH 38/67 COUNTIES REPORTING, BUSH LEADS BY 830 VOTES! (This recount does not include overseas absentee ballots, which do not have to be in for 10 days after the election, (November 17, 2000)

Even should Bush win the recount there is likely to be a legal challenge. It has come to light that apparently under Florida law that the punch-holes which are used to mark the ballots must be TO THE LEFT of the NAMES of the CANDIDATES. In this case there were names to the left and the right!

Pat Buchanan doubts the votes cast for him in Palm Beach were for him, and that they were actually ment for gore, since the tremendous number of votes he recieved is five times the votes he recieved in a more conservative county with five times as many voters, since Palm Beach is a very Liberal, Jewish county, and Pat Buchanan is often accused of anti-semitism. He said that he also does not think that the 19,000 some discounted ballots that were cast with both his name and Al Gore's name selected were ment for him at all.

12:34 PM - NOVEMBER 9th

BUSH LEADS GORE WITH 45/67 COUNTIES REPORTING BY 795 VOTES!


I'm moving this reporting to November 9, 2000 now, because it's getting a little long.