The word is that the Florida recount will be completed later today (before 5 EST). In the meantime, a couple of interesting bits
related to math
(which seems much more appropriate to Slashdot ;) The big one is of course the 'Voting Irregularity' in Palm Beach where supposedly thousands of seniors voted for Buchanan due to a badly designed ballot. this report
(unfortunately, its a PDF) breaks down the returns on various counties and pretty much proves that something was wrong. Any math folks out there interested in doing their own take on the numbers?
a mathematical argument for the electoral college
MIT Prof, Alan Natapof. Hopefully we'll have more word later today. Update: 11/09 01:55 PM EDT
:For those of you interested in seeing why there is such controversy over the Palm Beach County ballot, you can take a look
at the ballot to see for yourself if it might be a bit unintuitive. If you'd like more food for thought, you can check out this article
which talks a bit about the usability issues behind the ballot's design.