Everybody can breathe a sigh of relief, now that
Bill Clinton has been elected. But the new
president must stick to a concrete agenda during
his first 100 days.
Athens, Georgia has still got it. From the town
that brought you the Pylon, The B-52s, and
R.E.M., here comes Magnapop.
Despite an injury-laden roster, the Michigan
women's volleyball team played an even match
last evening against Notre Dame, before dropping
the contest in three games.
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Voters return Democrats to White House after 12 years
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton sa-
vored his sweeping presidential vic-
tory in Little Rock, Ark., yesterday,
after becoming the first Democrat to
reach the White House since 1976.
Clinton will become the nation's
42nd president and third-youngest
U.S. leader when he takes office Jan.
With 52 percent of the national
precincts counted, Clinton won 44
percent of the vote, George Bush
captured 39 percent and Texas bil-
lionaire Ross Perot garnered 18
As of press time, The Associated
Press tally showed Clinton had won
323 electoral votes and led for 57
more - far more than the 270
needed to win the election. Bush had
58 electoral votes, a far cry from the
426 he compiled in 1988.
Clinton celebrated his triumph
with thousands of supporters cheer-
"I accept this victory with a
whole heart and a joyous spirit. But
AP PHOTO now I ask you to be Americans
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President-elect Bill Clinton, left, and running mate Al Gore celebrate their victory in yesterday's election.
Rep. Ford returns to Congress
by Hope Calati
Daily Government Reporter.
Rep. William Ford has earned a
15th term in Congress despite State
Sen. Robert Geake's plea to voters
to "Clean the House." Ford captured
the newly-drawn 13th Congressional
District and will follow Rep. Carl
Pursell as U-M students' representa-
tive in Washington.
With 85 percent of the precincts
report-ing, Ford received 65 percent
of the vote and Geake received 35
by Lauren Dermer
Daily Government Reporter
the war of nasty
television, but we
won the war of
the people," said ,
Ford, a Democrat N
. "Never ever have I seen
volunteers with such enthusiasm.
The volunteers really. have taken this
to their hearts. They campaigned the
old-fashioned way," Ford said.
About 200 people were at the
Geake's headquarters at the height
of the evening. The Canton hotel
was decorated with brooms to
"sweep house" and change
The Northville Republican ran
advertisements which were sharply
critical of the incumbent.
Chris Monolidis, a distributor of
radio and cable commercials, said,
"Geake's commercials were a cheap
shot. I like when candidates can deal
with issues and talk about what is
Volunteers said they were happy
with the student contribution to
Lansing Community College ju-
nior and Geake volunteer Heather
Davis said, "I think the student vote
has had a lot of impact but I think
it's mainly Democratic. I'd say
about 25 percent of his volunteers
See FORD, Page 2
NATIONAL Bush Clinton Perot
Electoral votes 121 363 0
Popular vote 39% 44% 18%
Popular vote 35% 48% 17%
Daily exit poll 25% 64% 11%
Dems host grand
old parties while
GOP is subdued
by Erin Einhorn
Daily Staff Reporter
An excited crowd of about 150
celebrated Democrat Lynn River's
victory in the race for 53rd District
State Representative last night at the
City Grill in downtown Ann Arbor.
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After waiting three hours for
results, the more than 1,200
Democrats crammed into the the
Ypsilanti Radisson Clubhouse, re-
leased a collective scream.
Their presidential candidate,
Bill Clinton, had won.
their shoulders and waved posters
and American flags. Volunteers
who had vigorously campaigned
for months hugged each other en-
thusiastically while Ford thanked
the crowd for supporting
Democrats at every level.
"All I can say is we've got us a
new president, and he's a dandy,"