The West Wing: Season 7, Episode 17

Election Day: Part 2 (9 Apr. 2006)

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Polls are closing across the country, and the race is too close to call; friends and colleagues react to the news about Leo.

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The polls are closing across the country at different times, and the sudden switch to doing nothing makes life difficult for both campaigns. From early on, it's clear that the election will be too close to call, and will likely come down to the candidates's home states of Texas and California. Meanwhile, friends and colleagues react with shock and bewilderment at the news of Leo's sudden trip to hospital. Written by Murray Chapman

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The Santos house features three different staircases in three different episodes. In the season 6 episode "Impact Winter", the staircase inside the front door to the house can be seen leading away from the door to the left of the hall. In season 7, in the episode "Running Mates", the staircase can be seen coming down from left to right behind the door in a number of scenes, Later in season 7, in the two "Election Day" episodes, the staircase has changed yet again, now curving upwards from the right of the door. Either Helen Santos has been doing some extensive remodelling, or different sets were used in each episode See more »

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When the Santos campaign are celebrating, Josh is hugging Donna behind Edie and Barry Goodwin. However, the next shot is of Josh punching his hands in the air, before Donna reaches him. See more »

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Congressman Matthew Santos: America has lost a giant tonight, and I have lost a friend. Leo McGarry dedicated his life to public service. To the notion that every citizen is responsible to making this country a better place. That we have a sacred duty to participate in our democracy. To leave America stronger for the next generation. If I win this election, this country will be worse off because Leo McGarry will not be there to help me run it. But I don't want anyone to vote for or against me because of Leo McGarry. This ...
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9 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can hardly believe it, Mathew Santos is the next President of these United States! I must congratulate both Senator Vinick and President-Elect Santos on their great campaigns. Campaigns and Elections are the basis of democracy as we know it, and both of these gentlemen have made sure that the voices of the citizens has been heard.

I can't believe that NBC has decided to cancel The West Wing. This show has educated people on how politics work, while at the same time presenting us with worthwhile entertainment. I would love to see what happens during the Santos Administration, but it would never be the same without John Spencer as Leo. Thanks NBC, and I can't wait until the final episode in a few weeks.


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