Presidential Elections - Congress Elections
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: The race for the White House is
still too close to call, with the contenders, Democrat Al
Gore and Republican George Bush, swapping the lead all
afternoon. Bush has 237 electoral votes at the current
count, with Gore trailing by six. Many States - including
Florida, which will reap 25 electoral votes - are still too
close to call. The candidate who gets 270 electoral votes
will win. In the US, less than 50 percent of the people
vote. At this stage, it appears the candidate who wins
Florida will win the White House.
- Bush has just taken Alaska for 3 votes. Bush has also just taken Arkansas for 6 votes. He now has a 15 point lead.
- Al Gore has just taken Washington, worth 11 votes, narrowing Bush’s lead to four points.
- CONGRESS ELECTIONS: In the House of
Representatives, the Republicans have 223 seats to 210
Democrat seats. In the Senate, the Republicans have an 8
seat majority. The most closely watched senate seat was New
York, which has been taken by Hillary Rodham Clinton, making
her the first wife of a president to win a place in the