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Before, During and After Election Day, washingtonpost.com to Offer The Most Complete, In-Depth Political Coverage.

- Election Night to Feature Exclusive 'Channel Surfer';

Instant New Member Profiles; Live Discussions;

Video from Campaign Headquarters; and More -

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ --

After covering the last three national elections on the Internet, washingtonpost.com is set to offer the most complete, in-depth and up-to-the-minute election night coverage -- and to begin answering the question that all of America will be asking on November 8: "What Now?"

On November 7, washingtonpost.com will offer exclusive features that help readers track and make sense of election results. The Washington Post's award-winning political team will conduct live discussions, offer video reports and write Web-only columns that dissect and analyze the results. In addition, the site will feature the "OnPolitics Channel Surfer" and in partnership with Congressional Quarterly offer instant profiles of every new member of Congress. Finally, washingtonpost.com will update throughout the night and into the next morning, bringing readers complete coverage of late results and breaking news.

As the results of Election 2000 are finalized, washingtonpost.com will have the most in-depth review of the elections, putting the results in perspective and sorting out what they mean for the nation. In the days following the election, washingtonpost.com's OnPolitics will feature detailed analysis of the results, looking at what they mean for the people and issues in the political spotlight.

"Throughout the campaign year, washingtonpost.com has been the nation's early-warning system for major political news," said Mark Stencel, managing editor for political news at washingtonpost.com. "On Election Day, washingtonpost.com will transform into a voter's online war room, with the Web's most up-to-the-minute and comprehensive information. OnPolitics' Channel Surfer will be the one place on the Web where people can get a state- by-state, minute-by-minute accounting of how the race for the presidency is being called."

The exclusive OnPolitics Channel Surfer will offer a one-stop destination to track how the major television networks are calling the race for president. The Channel Surfer will feature a continually updated grid that tells readers when each network declares a winner in each state. In addition to the grid, Washington Post staff writer Charles Babington will offer running commentary and analysis as the night proceeds.

Stencel said, "When the elections are over and the dust begins to settle, there will be no more complete source than washingtonpost.com for making sense of the results. From the moment the polls close, through the inauguration and into the new administration, no site is better positioned to explain what all of the changes mean for the country."

On Election Day, before the polls close and into the night, washingtonpost.com will offer live discussions and analysis moderated by senior correspondent and former Post managing editor Robert G. Kaiser. When the polls close, the site will offer a complete range of news, analysis and interactive features including:

* Live, searchable election results in the presidential race and every

House, Senate and governors race across the country.

* "Instant" profiles of every new member of Congress almost as soon as

the results are finalized from Congressional Quarterly,

washingtonpost.com's election-year partner for coverage of all the

races for House, Senate and governor.

* Exclusive OnPolitics Channel Surfer with analysis by The Post's Charles

Babington, to track how the race for the presidency is being called by

the television networks.

* State-by-state charts and tables tracking the crucial Electoral College

count in the presidential race and the battle for the control of

Congress and governors' mansions.

* Live discussions with Post political reporters, newsmakers and

political experts throughout Election Day and into November 8.

* Breaking news from The Washington Post newsroom and from Post news

reporters, including video reports from the presidential campaign

headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., and Austin, Tex.

* Articles from the next day's newspaper available before midnight --

supplemented with exclusive online news stories, columns and video

reports from washingtonpost.com.

* Election headlines available on wireless devices, including AvantGo and

web-ready phones.

OnPolitics (www.washingtonpost.com/onpolitics) is the online destination for political news, information and multimedia during the 2000 campaign and beyond. OnPolitics offers continuously updated political headlines from The Washington Post, including Web-only reports from the campaign trail by national political correspondents. The site also provides complete campaign coverage from Congressional Quarterly, video from MSNBC and C-SPAN, and exclusive political analysis and interactive features. Users can regularly talk with newsmakers, experts and journalists in live discussions, including weekly conversations with Post staff writers such as media reporter Howard Kurtz and Federal Diary columnist Stephen Barr.
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