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Bush Accepts Presidency, Al Gore Concedes

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Last night, Al Gore finally conceded, ending the five-week long election night from hell. Looking toward his political future, Gore stated his strong opposition to the Supreme Court decision stopping a Florida recount, but emphasized his willingness to accept the results.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, a delegate from Washington DC., was a poll watcher in Florida. There she saw first-hand the results of an election process that disenfranchised many who intended to vote for Al Gore. Last night she issued a statement saying that the credibility of all three branches of government had been compromised by the selection process that brought Bush to power.

Tape:

  • Vice President Al Gore, conceding the election from Washington, DC.

Guest:

  • Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democratic Congresswoman from Washington, DC.

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