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Wednesday, November 8, 2000

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  • Presidential Race Hinges On Florida Recount

    Americans woke up today to find that yesterday’s election is too close to call, with the outcome hinging on a fraction of a percent vote in a Florida recount. Shortly after 2am, the networks projected Texas Gov. George W. Bush as the winner in Florida. That state’s 25 electoral votes would have given him the necessary votes to defeat Vice President Al Gore in the Electoral College.

  • Ballot Initiatives Around the Country

    In one of the most emotional contests of the election, Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved a measure requiring background checks on all sales at gun shows — a move supporters said might have prevented the sale of the guns used in the last year’s bloody massacre at Columbine High School.

  • Democracy Now! Exclusive Interview with President Bill Clinton

    When President Clinton called Pacifica’s WBAI yesterday on Election Day morning to shore up the vote for Vice President Al Gore and First Lady Hillary Clinton, he did not expect to spend 30 minutes defending his administration’s record on the death penalty, the Middle East and racial profiling, among other issues. But that is exactly what happened when he encountered Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and Gonzalo Aburto, host of WBAI’s La Nueva Alternativa.