What Happened?

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photoAt 11:02 a.m. this morning, Senator John Kerry called President George Bush to concede the election. It put a quiet end to a bitter and divisive presidential race that appeared as if it could go on for weeks.

Ohio was the state of contention, with more than 135,000 provisional ballots and an unknown number of absentee ballots. In spite of Kerry's concession, Ohio officials have said that they will still count each and every ballot before declaring a winner of the state's coveted electoral votes.

After a harrowing night of close tallies and close calls in key swing states, Republicans have gained on Congress, and President Bush now has another four years, this time with the legitimacy of winning the popular vote.

Tune in to hear experts weigh in on the aftermath of the election and what the outcome means for a sharply divided America and the world.


Eric Roston, reporter for TIME Magazine

George Edwards,
professor of political science and chair in presidential studies at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University

Karen Kaufman, assistant professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland

Governor Mike Johanns (R-NE)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on November 3, 2004.


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