RE: [CNN] Bush 2,909,465; Gore 2,907,722.

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Date: Thu Nov 09 2000 - 11:00:06 PPET

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert S. Thau []
> Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 11:47 AM
> To: Kent Spaulding
> Cc: David Adams;
> Subject: Re: [CNN] Bush 2,909,465; Gore 2,907,722.
> Kent Spaulding writes:
> > According to a source on the radio (NPR?) yesterday morning (who
> > was admittedly pro-Bush), that county had a spike in votes for
> > Buchanan during the 88 election as well - he was quite popular in
> > that county. So, this guy basically said something like "Let's not
> > jump to conclusions - the Buchanan voters who live in West Palm
> > Beach may simply have gone out and voted for Pat." His claim was
> > that the distribution of Buchanan support in Florida in '88 was
> > very similar to the support seem Tuesday.
> Buchanan himself disagrees strongly, according to Reuters:
> WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan said on
> Thursday he believed most of the 3,407 votes he got in a Florida
> county belonged to Vice President Al Gore and that people had voted
> for him by mistake.

> Who was that "source on the radio"?
> rst

Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name of this person, but it was
somebody in the Bush camp - perhaps on the campaign. He may have said
'primary', not the final election.

It was amusing, regardless of whom one supported in the big show...

The ballot was approved by both parties. I guess they'll have to be more
careful next time?

I'm trying hard not to take a position here... just watching.


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