ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 17, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The continuing recount of presidential election ballots in Florida introduced.
(Tallahassee: Erin Hayes) The ruling by the Florida supreme court that counties may continue to recount the vote rather than allowing secretary of state Katherine Harris to certify the election tomorrow examined. [Vice President Al GORE - says the election must be decided by the will of the people.] [Circuit court administrator Terre CASS - comments.] [ABCNews consultant professor Steven GEY - assesses the legal ruling.] [Palm Beach canvassing board Judge Charles BURTON - tells ballot anecdote.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Circuit court of appeals' denial of the request by Governor George W. Bush's camp to stop the manual recounts in Florida reported.
(Austin: Dean Reynolds) The reaction of the Bush camp to today's legal decisions reviewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Terry Moran) The roller coaster reaction of the Gore people to today's legal decisions reviewed. [GORE - speaks about the hand count in the Florida vote.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The makeup of the seven-member Florida supreme court outlined on screen.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The latest tally of votes in Florida outlined on screen.
(Florida: Linda Douglass) The battles across Florida over absentee votes reviewed; details given about the ballot scrutiny in several counties. [In Arcadia, Florida, MAN; in Seminole County, OFFICIAL; in Duval County, WOMAN; in Leon County, two OFFICIALS - talk about the ballots.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABCNews/Washington Post poll findings on the people's view of the campaign and their confidence in the vote count cited; maps shown of the presidential vote by gender.