November 7, 2000 3:37 PM   Subscribe

POST FINAL PROJECTIONS HERE, PLEASE. That's final projections only, not still-changing exit poll results, which can go in the thread below. (And no, that's not a link two sentences back.) VNS and the Bush and Gore campaigns have a projection in the presidential race, which is hidden inside to protect the weak. Also, a projection in the New York Senate race.
posted by aaron (8 comments total)
George W. Bush is the next President of the United States. Our long national nightmare is over.

Well, the hangover remains: Hillary Clinton has won her Senate seat.
posted by aaron at 3:38 PM on November 7, 2000

If we are to believe the returns from FL and IL, then CA GOP can stay home. Potential Harrison scenario = Riots in Texas tonite!
posted by rschram at 3:40 PM on November 7, 2000

What's the "Harrison scenario"?
posted by aaron at 3:45 PM on November 7, 2000

The Onion speaks out: "Bush or Gore won."
posted by pnevares at 3:51 PM on November 7, 2000

As in Benjamin Harrison, who won 47.8% of the popular vote, but 58% of the electoral college. It's often stated as a rare occasion, but in fact, 17 presidents have been elected with only a plurality of the popular vote. Generally only the two front-running candidates are counted, but third party votes often shave the winner's percentage below 50%.
posted by dhartung at 5:51 PM on November 7, 2000

CNN has the most "live" coverage of all the stats I've seen. Updated hourly sort of...
posted by Neale at 8:26 PM on November 7, 2000

Bush will win by a hair, there will be a recount in Florida, he'll still win by a hair, and Nader will be blamed.

Oh well.
posted by beth at 11:01 PM on November 7, 2000 [1 favorite]

Yeah, and it's all the old farts' fault! (apologies to all old farts.) You don't get to vote in your first 18 yrs, you shouldn't get to vote in your last 18 yrs.
posted by EngineBeak at 11:27 PM on November 7, 2000

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