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NYTimes.com reports (or does it?) Bush winning KY and IN

November 7, 2000 3:39 PM   Subscribe

NYTimes.com reports (or does it?) Bush winning KY and IN
I think this is some kind of mistake, rather than an off-sides. Explanations?
posted by rschram (7 comments total)

 
CSPAN's online tracking says the same thing. Seems to be based on about 2000 votes right now...
posted by dogwelder at 3:43 PM on November 7, 2000


I think it's based on a combination of actual counted votes (few) and a lot of exit polls all pointing in one direction. In other words, if all the votes are counted in one precinct known to be very pro-Democratic, but the statewide exit polls say a Bush blowout, they're going to give it to Bush even though the current vote count is very pro-Gore.
posted by aaron at 3:47 PM on November 7, 2000


Looks like a snafu...
This page says that 0% of the vote has been counted, with 106 (!) popular votes going to Bush (39%), and 165 (!) going to Gore. That doesn't sound like Bush won to me....something's up.
posted by pnevares at 3:48 PM on November 7, 2000


ABC/CNN/NBC/Fox have all called it.
posted by owillis at 3:48 PM on November 7, 2000


Keep in mind that the polls in KY and IN closed at 6PM EST.
posted by chrish at 4:42 PM on November 7, 2000


That Conservative media! They spin everything.
posted by tiaka at 4:55 PM on November 7, 2000


So does this mean Bush will win? I don't get it? It's too weird for me.
posted by Neale at 7:17 PM on November 7, 2000


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