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Presidential Race Too Close to Call; Bush Holds Slim Edge in FloridaAired November 8, 2000 - 9:26 a.m. ET
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DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: Here you have the numbers that are holding up election 2000, the presidential race. At one point over the night, it looked like Al Gore had won the popular race, and then the 25 electoral votes from the state of Florida. Then George W. Bush, and then the challenge. Right now, as of 8:30 a.m., it looked like Bush was leading Gore by about 1700 votes. That is still in question, though, and a recount is in progress.
BILL HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: We were doing some quick math earlier, Daryn. We came up with 1,785 the difference in votes there in Florida. Meanwhile, this is a very interesting one as well. The popular vote, Al Gore, 49-48 percentagewise. Quick math there, roughly 200,000, 240,000 votes separating the two men at this time. But again, a really, really tight one, coming down from last evening.
KAGAN: And now the twist that so few people expected. The popular vote going to Al Gore at this time. But it looks like George W. Bush, if he can hang on and win Florida, would win electoral vote, which would mean, for the first time since 1888, one man would win the electoral vote, and the other man would win the popular vote across the United States.
We will continue to look at those numbers, also explain to you exactly how the Electoral College works, and why the U.S. finds itself in the predicament that it in this morning, the day after election day 2000.
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