Devotees of the final series of the West Wing knew the result of the US Election in May 2006, when the last episode was broadcast on American TV and the Hispanic character based on Barack Obama won the election against an elderly, maverick, decent Republican.

The story’s appeared in many newspapers but here’s the Guardian’s version

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/21/barackobama.uselections2008

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