This claim is marked yes if former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean is elected president of the United States of America in 2004. This claim will be TRUE even if Howard Dean stages a coup. If there are events which make it confusing who the US president is, as of 2005-02-01, this claim is true if Dean is leading a sovereign government in at least part of the territory of the Unites States of America(as of 2001-01-01) that has recognition of at least one of the UN Security Council permanent members(Britain, France,China and Russia) other than the United States.
Note that under said definition, the claim is not marked NO if Dean does not win the Democratic nomination. He can still run as an independent, have a write-in election, or stage a coup.
The claim will be concluded on inauguration day, January 20, 2005.
Although the short claim description says "Dean elected", this claim may be judged TRUE if Howard Dean becomes president of the US without being elected (e.g. by staging a coup). See the long description for details.
The due date for this claim is 2005/01/20. It will be judged TRUE if Howard Dean becomes president of the US on or before that day, and FALSE otherwise. The reference to 2005/02/01 in the claim text is an error.