The Palm Beach County US Presidential Election ballot paper that has the world in a spin.
During voting on Tuesday 19,000 voters in Palm Beach County Florida voted for both Al Gore and Pat Buchanan. There votes
were later discarded by electoral supervisors.
It appears clear - and even Pat Buchanan has acknowledged - that had this ballot paper been less confusing then Vice
President Al Gore would have won the State of Florida and therefore the US Election.
Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop. He is of Scottish and Irish extraction and from Wellington, New Zealand. Alastair has 24 years experience in the
media, at the Dominion, National Business Review, North & South magazine, Straight Furrow newspaper and online since 1997. He is the winner of several journalism awards for business and investigative work.