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October 29, 2000 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael J. Perik, a software pioneer from Canada who became a U.S. citizen just this summer, is so determined to influence America's politics that he has donated close to half a million dollars to put Vice President Al Gore in the White House. Trevor Pearlman, a trial lawyer originally from South Africa, hosted a half-million-dollar fund-raising dinner for Gore at his Dallas home and marvels that an immigrant can gain access to the country's top government officials.
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August 26, 2001 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court's Bush vs. Gore ruling may have brought a quick end to the disputed presidential election of 2000, but the legal battle lives on, fought out in the pages of six books coming out this year. Most are written by law professors, who remain sharply split over whether the high court was right to halt the Florida recount. "Constitutional law professors form a different breed, with longer memories and deeper resentments," said University of Chicago law professor Richard A.
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SPORTS
November 7, 2000 | DIANE PUCIN
The Mighty Ducks' locker room is filled with people from Canada, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Belarus. And the United States. But mostly these hockey players are from somewhere else and they will not be voting today in the U.S. election. So as a public service, and to take their minds off a certain dispiriting trip against two bad teams that resulted in one lousy point, the question was posed to some Mighty Ducks Monday: What do you think about our presidential candidates?
NEWS
August 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Democratic leader accused Florida's top elections official of violating state law by allowing political work to be done in her office during last fall's presidential election. An initial review of computer files in the office of Secretary of State Katherine Harris, who also served as co-chairwoman of George W. Bush's Florida campaign, revealed documents endorsing Bush for president.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1999 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a nod to the growing clout of Latino business, Republican presidential front-runner George W. Bush will address a gathering in Los Angeles on Sept. 2 that is expected to draw 3,000 Latino entrepreneurs. Bush's decision to attend the Latin Business Assn. Expo comes on the heels of his noted absence at several national Latino events. At the recent National Council of La Raza gathering in Houston, some attendees sported "Where's George?" stickers.
NEWS
November 22, 1999 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Disappointment with Congress and deep ambivalence about President Clinton are creating the conditions for a tumultuous election year, even in a period of widespread satisfaction with the economy, a new Times Poll has found. In their early preferences for next year's congressional and presidential races, voters are voicing a sentiment rarely heard in American political history: Times are good, so throw the bums out.
NEWS
September 9, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Al Gores appeared Wednesday in Orange County, one the oft-mocked prosaic vice president delivering somber words to American war veterans, and the other an animated partisan schmoozing over lunch with local Democrats. Wearing the cap he earned as a member of American Legion Post 57 in Gordonsville, Tenn.
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May 10, 1998 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' most powerful and politically connected leaders set aside party and other differences last week to make their case for bringing the 2000 Democratic National Convention to town--a quest that has economic but mostly symbolic significance for a city eager to prove that it has rebounded from the depths of the early 1990s. The litany of supporters who chipped in during an intense lobbying effort was enormous.
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June 14, 2000 | Associated Press
House Republican leaders will demand GOP lawmakers raise $16 million for use in key contested races this fall, officials said Tuesday night. They intend to hold the rank and file accountable through control of chairmanships and committee assignments in 2001. Any Republican who declines to help fill the quota will be asked to "call [House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.)], set up a personal meeting to tell him why," according to material prepared for a GOP meeting today.
NEWS
June 2, 2001 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In voting to spare the life of Voter News Service, media executives said Friday that the polling service's computer system will be upgraded and redesigned in the hope of avoiding a repeat of November's embarrassing election-night errors. The news service, a consortium of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel and Associated Press, also will try to figure out a way to assess the effect of the increased amount of absentee and early voting, officials said.
NEWS
February 3, 2001 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two reports issued Friday on the election night "debacle"--in which television networks prematurely called the winner of the presidential election--blamed both the networks and their source of polling data for playing fast and loose with the figures. A study commissioned by Cable News Network took all the networks to task for "recklessly endangering the electoral process" in their competition to be first with election results.
NEWS
November 9, 2000
Edition-time returns. Some may not be complete.
NEWS
November 9, 2000
* Designates incumbent DELAWARE (100%) Party: Democratic Candidate: Ruth Ann Minner 59% Party: Republican Candidate: John Burris 40% * INDIANA (99%) Party: Democratic Candidate: Frank L.
NEWS
November 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two storms blew blinding snow across the northern and southwestern Plains on Tuesday, closing some schools and making travel difficult for voters. Rain spread through parts of the South. A tornado also swept through Alabama. Glenda Hilliard and her sister, Wanda Simms, survived without serious injury when their trailer home in St. Elmo, Ala., was destroyed by the tornado, officials said. Up to 4 inches of rain fell on southwestern Alabama.
NEWS
November 8, 2000 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democrats scooped up six gubernatorial seats in races across the country, while the Republicans claimed two of 11 contested offices. Incumbent Democratic Govs. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Frank L. O'Bannon of Indiana and Gary Locke of Washington won new terms. Democratic Lt. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner of Delaware and Democratic Atty. Gen. Mike Easley of North Carolina cruised to victory in their gubernatorial races. And in West Virginia, Democratic Rep. Robert E. Wise Jr. upended Republican Gov.
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July 2, 2000 | MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 1,000 delegates gathered in Anaheim on Saturday for the Libertarian Party's eighth presidential convention, hoping to do what no third party has ever done: get on the ballot in all 50 states for the third time in a row. The delegates will nominate their presidential and vice presidential candidates today. The leading contender for the top spot is Harry Browne, a handsome and charismatic man who was the party's candidate in 1996. Party officials say this convention is a breakthrough.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2000 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Latino leaders Friday announced their final push to register nearly a million Latino voters nationwide for the November presidential election. The drive is part of a growing effort to realize the potential of the estimated 13 million eligible Latino voters in the U.S.--nearly half of whom are not registered. Antonio Gonzalez, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, a leader in the Latino Vote 2000 drive, said 1.
SPORTS
November 7, 2000 | DIANE PUCIN
The Mighty Ducks' locker room is filled with people from Canada, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Belarus. And the United States. But mostly these hockey players are from somewhere else and they will not be voting today in the U.S. election. So as a public service, and to take their minds off a certain dispiriting trip against two bad teams that resulted in one lousy point, the question was posed to some Mighty Ducks Monday: What do you think about our presidential candidates?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2000 | JAMES E. FOWLER
On Tuesday we practice a traditional four-year ritual of our democracy--we elect our next president. As most social studies students can tell you, the American president is not elected by popular vote, but by the Electoral College. It was created by the Founding Fathers as a compromise between those who wanted the president chosen by the Congress and those who wanted the president chosen by popular vote.
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