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Apple voters pick Gore

Al Gore, the former U.S. vice president, picked up the most votes from investors in the election of Apple Computer's board of directors, according to the company's quarterly filing Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Gore received 286.3 million votes, whereas Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs garnered only 244.4 million votes.

The same filing revealed that Jobs, who received a Gulfstream airplane as a salary bonus in 2000, has received reimbursement from Apple for $1.2 million in company-related airplane expenses. The costs were incurred during fiscal 2001 and 2002. In addition, the Mac maker has shelled out $161,000 in expenses in the first six months of fiscal 2003 to keep its CEO in the air for company-related travel.