BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Live Text: US election day 2008

The UK’s Whipsnade Zoo solemnly informs the BBC that two American bison – named Barack and John – are involved in a tightly fought popularity contest, to be judged by staff. The winner receives a carrot. Surely it beats the sort of crunch their human counterparts are going to have to deal with.

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Live Text: US election day 2008.