Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Electors Wrap Up Voting Amid Jokes, Complaints.

Byline: David Miles Journal Capitol Bureau

SANTA FE Two of the state's five Electoral College members on Monday marked their ballots for Al Gore at L.B.'s Bataan Kitchen, an out-of-the ordinary venue in a decidedly unusual presidential election.

Louis Bean, owner of the coffee shop that is housed in a state building across the street from the Capitol and frequented by government employees, said he didn't mind the electors and the crew of journalists following them.

Bean, who didn't vote in the Nov. 7 election, said he was just happy that there was an end to uncertainty over who would become president.

"I'm just glad it's all over because it was becoming a circus," he said. …

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