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Electoral Votes By State
Arizona - 8 | Colorado - 8 | Montana - 3 | Nevada - 4 | New Mexico - 5 | Utah - 5 | Wyoming - 3

 Arizona       Electoral Votes: 8 -- Bush
Senate | House

Online Voting
Weekend Edition Sunday, March 19, 2000
Weekend Edition Information Age Specialist Rich Dean says even though Super Tuesday's online voting in Arizona was historic, it's not quite ready for prime time.

Online Voting
Weekend Edition Sunday, March 10, 2000
Mark Moran of member station KJZZ reports from Phoenix that voters will be able to cast their ballots over the Internet in tomorrow's Arizona Democratic Primary. On-line voting raises concerns about security, privacy, and equal access to the Worldwide Web.

McCain Suspends Candidacy
All Things Considered, March 9, 2000
An excerpt of a speech by Arizona Senator John McCain today, announcing he will suspend his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President.

McCain Wins in Michigan and Arizona
Morning Edition, February 23, 2000
NPR's National Political Correspondent Elizabeth Arnold reports on John McCain's two-state sweep in yesterday's Republican primaries. The Arizona senator was expected to take his home state in yesterday's race, but not Michigan. More than half of those voting in Michigan's open primary were non-Republicans, and that's where McCain drew his support.

Arizona Politics
Morning Edition, February 17, 2000
Senator John McCain has had a prickly relationship with his fellow Arizona Republicans, one result being that his state's governor, Jane Hull, has endorsed George W. Bush for president. But McCain's big win in New Hampshire gave him a big boost in his home state, and he is expected to win handily. Mark Moran from member station KJZZ in Phoenix reports.


 Colorado       Electoral Votes: 8 -- Bush

House

Clinton - Guns
All Things Considered, April 12, 2000
NPR's Mara Liasson reports on President Clinton's trip to Denver, one week before the first anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. The president hopes his appearances at a rally and a town hall meeting will help build support for gun control proposals. Mr. Clinton endorses a state ballot initiative that would close a loophole that currently allows people to buy guns at gun shows without a background check.


 Montana       Electoral Votes: 3 -- Bush
Senate | House | Governor

Montana Senate (14.4 | 28.8)
Weekend Edition - Sunday, September 24, 2000

Kathy Witkowski reports on Montana's heated senate race between incumbent Republican Senator Conrad Burns and Democrat Brian Schweitzer. The challenger's platform on lowering prescription drugs has gained him quick popularity. But others say it will take more than one issue for Schweitzer to secure victory.

Nader Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, June 13, 2000
Hear an excerpt from a Ralph Nader campaign event that occurred on June 8, 2000 in Missoula, Montana. Nader, a longtime consumer advocate, is expected to receive the Green Party's presidential nomination at its convention later this month in Denver.

Republican Platform Meeting (14.4 | 28.8)
Weekend All Things Considered, June 24, 2000
During a platform hearing in Montana yesterday, the Republican party allowed just 10 minutes of discussion about abortion. The hearing was was one of two held this week to prepare for the drafting of the GOP platform at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia next month. Jackie Yamanaka of Yellowstone Public Radio reports from Billings.

MLBC (14.4 | 28.8)
Weekend Edition/Sunday, June 4, 2000
The Montana Logging and Ballet Company offers up its satirical look on camapign finance reform.

Political Satire
The Montana Logging and Ballet Company speculates about ways to get the electorate interested in the current politicla races.


 Nevada       Electoral Votes: 4 -- Bush
Senate | House

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 New Mexico       Electoral Votes: 5 -- Gore
Senate | House

New Mexico Vote Count
Weekend Edition - Saturday, November 11, 2000
The vote count in the presidential election for the state of New Mexico is near completion, and there has been a reversal. George W. Bush has gone ahead of Al Gore. NPR's Andy Bowers reports.

New Mexico
All Things Considered, November 10, 2000
Noah talks to NPR's Andy Bowers in Albuquerque about the ballot count in New Mexico, where the as-yet incomplete tally is looking a lot like the one in Florida. The numbers now barely separate the candidates, after election night results looked much more certain, with Al Gore leading by about ten-thousand votes. And a controversy about missing ballots is brewing.

New Mexico Votes
Morning Edition, November 10, 2000
New Mexico election officials are still counting votes from the state's most populous county. NPR's Andy Bowers reports from Albuquerque.

New Mexico Voters
Weekend Edition - Sunday, October 29, 2000
New Mexico has a mere five votes in the Electoral College, but the tight presidential race has turned The Land of Enchantment into a must-visit destination for the candidates. Al Gore, Joseph Lieberman, and Dick Cheney visited the state in the past week, and George W. Bush is expected to campaign there tomorrow. Liane visits this unlikely battleground state and speaks with a few New Mexican voters about their concerns and their opinions.

Election - Small States #2
All Things Considered, October 10, 2000
Linda talks to Kate Nelson, Columnist and Editorial Board Member for the Albuquerque Tribune in New Mexico, where five electoral votes are up for grabs.

Gore in Albuquerque (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, August 29, 2000
NPR's Anthony Brooks reports that Vice President Al Gore took his campaign to Florida yesterday and launched a fresh attack on drug companies for their lobbying power in Congress. Today Gore is in Albuquerque focusing his attention on health care for children.

Platform of Change
Morning Edition, March 10, 2000
The election was a toss-up -- or make that a coin toss. Garth Boyce and Jimmie Taylor were both running for the Town Council in Clayton, New Mexico. But after the re-count, they each had 341 votes. So, they turned to Lady Luck to determine who would win. They settled the election with the toss of a new Sacajawea dollar coin.


 Utah       Electoral Votes: 5 -- Bush
Senate | House | Governor

Utah Democrat (14.4 | 28.8)
Weekend All Things Considered, October 29, 2000

Control of the U.S. House of Representatives may come down to only a few congressional races November 7th. Republicans have just a seven-seat edge in the House, so vulnerable seats are attracting intense national interest and streams of soft money. One endangered Republican seat is in the Republican stronghold of Utah. NPR's Howard Berkes reports.


 Wyoming       Electoral Votes: 3 -- Bush
Senate | House

D.U.I. Proposal (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, November 14, 2000

The federal transportation bill just signed into law says that states must adopt a 0.08 blood-alcohol level as their legal standard for D.U.I. or they'll lose federal highway funds. But a number of state lawmakers across the country aren't happy with this mandate. They see this is an issue of states rights and in Wyoming the legislature may even be prepared to lose the federal dollars to make a point. From Wyoming Public Radio, Aaron Alpern reports.

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