Three major French news agencies are reporting the Albert Gore will be the next U.S. president.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000 5:40 pm EST
Three major French news agencies are reporting the Albert Gore will be the next U.S. president.
TF1 France's leading private news channel, and France 2 and France 3, France's two government television newtorks, have tapped Al Gore as the winner of the presidential race.
All networks are reporting the race as "tight", however, they are giving Al Gore as the winner of the Florida race. The French agencies are also saying that Al Gore -- based on exit polls -- is winning among independent voters.
Additionally, France Inter, the nation's leading radio news network, is also reporting that Gore has won.
-- Uncle Bob (email@example.com), November 07, 2000
-- (Laurence@indy.net), November 07, 2000.
If this is so, I expect turnout must be a bit heavier than usual this year. Maybe we'll creep back over 50% of eligible voters casting votes. Maybe (dare we hope!) as many as [...sucks breath...] 52%!
Even if Gore wins, he'll have his hands full. The right wingers like Trent Lott, Dick Armey and company will continue to attack like a pack of rabid Dobermans. He'll likely be facing a left wing insurgency, too.
Now let's see who controls Congress.
-- Brian McLaughlin (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 07, 2000.
I still think that this one is a hard one to call. NBC has given Gore NJ, Michigan, Ill and Florida. What will happen elsewhere? Here, they have extended the poll hours to 10 tonight. The voter turnout is so large that the polls couldn't handle them.
Early votes here are from rural areas; that explains why Nader is barely showing up. Still, for the most part, the Dems are in the lead. If this follows past elections, then they will probably win everything.
But when you consider [according to the numbers] that half of the voters didn't vote the last time around, who knows? We will need to wait and see.
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), November 07, 2000.