Thursday, November 9, 2000

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  • Texas to Execute Mexican Prisoner Miguel Flores

    Tonight, just two hours after Florida election officials are due to announce the results of a vote recount and declare the winner in the presidential elections, Texas is set to execute 31 year-old Miguel Flores, a Mexican citizen. [includes rush transcript]

  • Presidential Election Hinges On Florida, As Complaints Increase of Voting Irregularity in Palm Beach County

    This afternoon, Florida election officials plan to announce whether Vice President Al Gore or Vice President George W. Bush has won the 25 Electoral College votes of the state. The winner will become the next president of the United States. Before the recount, Bush led Gore by a margin of just 1,700 votes–the population size of a high school. [includes rush transcript]

  • Democrats Threaten Nader with Retaliation If Gore Loses

    Angry Democrats threatened retribution against Green Party candidate Ralph Nader if Vice President Al Gore is declared the loser in the presidential election. Nader won 3 percent of the nationwide vote, obtaining 2.6 million votes, but Democrats say that his totals in the closely contested states of Florida, Oregon and New Hampshire were well above the margins there between Gore and Bush. [includes rush transcript]

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