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Further information on the election from News Online

Newsnight's coverage of the US Presidential Elections so far:

What will it mean for NATO, Russia and world peace? (14/12/00)
The most powerful political figure in the world, and Commander in Chief of the most powerful armed forces on earth, will take office with remarkably little experience of abroad, even as a tourist.
Our Diplomatic Editor, Mark Urban, reported on George W Bush's foreign policy options.

George W Bush finally wins (13/12/00)
It really does seem to be over this time.The man who won the popular vote is authoritatively said to have at last accepted that he hasn't won the election.
Peter Marshall reported from outside the Vice President's residence.

Can the Supreme Court put the law above party politics? (11/12/00)
The Supreme Court in the past has stepped above the fray to deliver Judgements at critical moments in American history - but never before has it been so directly involved in the political maelstrom. No matter their decision, it will change America's view of the Court.
Peter Marshall reported on whether the Court can put the law above party politics.

Florida Supreme Court orders manual recounts (8/12/00)
A Florida court order to manually recount ballots there has suddenly - and against most people's expectations - put Al Gore back in the race for the White House.
Peter Marshall reported on another day of extraordinary ups and downs.

Is this the end for Al Gore? (04/12/00)
Judge Sanders Saul, presiding over the Leon County Court in Florida, rejected the Democrats' claim that votes miscounted in several counties would be enough to change the course of the election. This followed the Supreme Court decision to ask the Florida Supreme Court to explain how it came to its decision to allow hand recounts.
Kirsty Wark interviewed Craig Smith, a former Gore Campaign Manager.

How will Ralph Nader feel if it's President Bush? (01/12/00)
Ralph Nader, the environmentalist and consumer champion who stood for President may have come a distant third - but in the immediate aftermath of the first results, furious Gore supporters trained all their fire on him.
Jeremy Vine interviewed Ralph Nader.

Gore is flogging on (27/11/00)
The election for US president is increasingly taking on the appearance of some ancient epic battle - a saga of Bush and Gore to be retold through generations.
Robin Denselow reported.

US politics still mired in a legal swamp (21/11/00)
The battery of lawyers acting for Al Gore and George Bush are getting richer by the hour as the judges of the florida Supreme court ponder on. What they have to decide is whether to allow hand recounts in three Florida states to be included in the final result.
Peter Marshall got up close and personal in Florida.

Carl Hiaasen on the state of the state (17/11/00)
Jeremy Vine talked to the Floridian novelist Carl Hiaasen about what the world spotlight is doing to his state.
He began by asking him whether recent events in his home state reminded him of some of the stranger fictional characters and people in his books.

Election continues its wearisome course through the courts (14/11/00)
Unless one or the other of these two men who seem so badly to want the job concedes, the legal process could have a long way to run yet.
Bridget Kendall, for many years our Washington correspondent, reported.

Will the next president be decided by the judges? 13/11/00
Today the courts refused Bush's plea to have the Florida recount stopped. Tonight Gore is trying to use the law to extend the deadline set by the county's Secretary of State for the recount.
Our diplomatic editor Bridget Kendall tried to get a handle on this melodrama.

The American constitution (10/11/00)
President Clinton had a characteristically sunny view of things when he spoke about the confusion - he thought it showed the 'vitality' of America's democracy - but having 100 million votes come down to a race between a couple of bowling alleys in Palm Beach does raise questions about the way the presidency is being decided.
Bridget Kendall examined the American constitution.

Still it goes on (9/11/00)
George Bush was claiming to have won Florida and the White House, but by the tightest of margins. To which Al Gore responded: see you in court.
Peter Marshall reported from Florida and Michael Crick reported from Washington on the twenty eight year old woman frantically mugging up, because she has to run the electoral college which will appoint the President.

It still isn't over (8/11/00)
In scenes which have swung from high drama to low farce, someone has hit the pause button in the closest race for the American presidency in a century.
How legitimate would a presidency be, built upon a minority of the popular vote? Is it time to change America's two hundred year old mechanism for choosing its leader?
Jeremy Paxman presented Newsnight's coverage from Washington.

Election Day (7/11/00)
So, finally, it's over. The voters may not have been offered the most thrilling of choices, but the consequences for the US - and for the rest of the world - could be profound.
Jeremy Paxman presented Newsnight's coverage from Washington.

Who cares who wins? (6/11/00)
They reckon that something like three billion dollars has been spent trying to persuade Americans how to vote in these elections. But unless something remarkable happens, all that money won't have persuaded many, perhaps most, of them even to pitch up to the polling station.
Jeremy Paxman has been to Tennessee to discover what is amiss in Al Gore's back yard.

The last days of the campaign (1/11/00)
There is something increasingly unnerving about the way the American presidential race is proceeding - the battle between Bush and Gore is so tight commentators have started saying it 'could all come down to a single joke'. Al Gore seems to have been struggling to find his rhythm but the polls do look very untrustworthy.
Peter Marshall reported on what the punch line really is going to be.

Democratic Convention - Friday (18/8/00)
In Los Angeles they were clearing up the banners, confetti and hats after the Democratic Convention.
Peter Marshall reported on how it was for the star of the party Al Gore and Jeremy Vine spoke to the Political Cartoonist of the Los Angeles Times and Bianca Jagger.

Democratic Convention - Thursday (17/8/00)
The final day of the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, and for Presidential hopeful Al Gore's it's his big moment in the limelight.
Peter Marshall commented on breaking developments in the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal and Jeremy Vine spoke to Marty Peretz who is one of Mr Gore's closest confidantes and friends.

Democratic Convention - Tuesday (15/8/00)
During Hillary Clinton's speech the cameras panned on a very intense-looking Richard Dreyfuss, star of Jaws and Close Encounters and The Goodbye Girl, and a fund-raising Democrat.
Peter Marshall reported on Hollywood and Jeremy Vine went to meet Richard Dreyfuss.

Democratic Convention - Monday (14/8/00)
At the Democratic convention in Los Angeles Al Gore has to fight his way out from the shadow of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Peter Marshall reported on how Al Gore needs to lay claim to the good part of the Clinton legacy and steer well clear of the bad and Jeremy Vine interviewed Joe Klein of the New Yorker, the author of Primary Colours, the famously anonymous novel whose hero resembled Bill Clinton.

Republican Convention - Friday (4/8/00)
George W. Bush's big speech to the party's convention in Philadelphia went down well and the polls show he is gaining momentum.
Kirsty Walk spoke to David Gergen and Rick Hertzberg.

Republican Convention - Thursday (3/8/00)
George W Bush was about to make the most important speech of his political career. He was addressing the republican party convention.
Peter Marshall reported and Kirtsy Wark interviewed the Governor of Illinois and a senior editor of the Weekly Standard.

Republican Convention - Wednesday (2/8/00)
George Bush's mentor on welfare reform, Professor Marvin Olasky, believes much of the work done by the state in health and welfare should be handed to religious charities which would then evangelise the recipients.
Mark Mardell has been to see his ideas at work and asks if there is a price to be paid for good works and Kirsty Wark talked to Marvin Olasky.

Republican Convention - Tuesday (1/8/00)
George W Bush - the man who once said he wanted to make the American army, 'smaller and harder to find' - continued to surf the wave of enthusiasm at his party convention in Philadelphia.
Peter Marshall reported on Bush's track record on foreign policy and Kirsty Wark interviewed a senior member of Bush's Foreign Policy team.

Republican Convention - Monday (31/7/00)
Republicans from across the country headed for Philadelphia's First Union Centre for the formal selection of the Republican candidate for the presidency.
From Philadelphia Peter Marshall reported on George W Bush and Kirtsy Wark interviewed two senior Republican women.

Super Tuesday (8/3/00)
The Super Tuesday results saw Al Gore hammering Bill Bradley and George W. Bush trouncing John McCain.
Jeremy Vine spoke to Andrew Cuomo, Kay Bailey Hutchison and David Gergen.

South Carolina Primaries (18/2/00)
After Clinton it was thought military heroics wouldn't, couldn't come into American elections any more - but that was the wrong analysis.
Peter Marshall reported on why candidates are reminding electors of a war everyone was trying to forget.

New Hampshire Primary (2/2/00)
In the first of the primary contests, Senator John McCain thrashed the silver spoon contender, George Bush, for the republican votes. It's clear that what McCain had to say about rescuing American politics from the wallets of big business and vested interests resonated with the voters.
As Peter Marshall reported from New Hampshire, many of them are troubled by the way the thing works now.

Iowa Caucuses (24/1/00)
America's first billion dollar presidential campaign got underway formally in Iowa where people gather in church halls and living rooms right across the state to choose their party's candidate.
Peter Marshall explained Iowa's unique voting procedure where democracy meets country dancing.

Iowa Caucuses - Republicans (19/1/00)
The race for the Republican nomination for the presidency is looking increasingly like a one horse race. George W Bush, governor of Texas and son of president Bush, is way ahead of his rival, Senator John McCain.
Peter Marshall reported.

Iowa Caucuses - Democrats (13/1/00)
The American Vice President, Al Gore and Senator Bill Bradley are tussling for the support of Iowans because the caucus there is the first real indicator of who will get the Democratic nomination to run for the White House.
Peter Marshall has been with both Gore and Bradley.

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