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Old 01-05-2001, 01:08 PM
Northern Piper Northern Piper is offline
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Two questions about the counting of the Electoral College votes in the Senate:

1. when will it be?

2. will it be televised?

I'd like to see how Gore handles the job of announcing the results. I missed his concession speech.
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Old 01-05-2001, 01:44 PM
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It's this Saturday (January 6). The House website says that it will meet at 11 am EST, but the counting usually takes place at noon. It will be televised on CSPAN.

I watched the process in 1993. It's not nearly as exciting as you would think.
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Old 01-05-2001, 01:55 PM
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well yes, but who would have thought that chad and butterfly ballots could be so exciting?

It's just that I need closure.
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Old 01-05-2001, 03:54 PM
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Then hold on to your hat, it will be one wild ride.

The only way it will be interesting is if some member of Congress objects to a set of electors, but I don't believe that any Democrat has said that s/he will object to any votes.

When Dan Quayle announced his own defeat in 1992, he seemed a bit annoyed at having to do it. I'm sure that Gore will plod on through the process and try to finish it as soon as he can.
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