ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 29, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The lawyers' struggle over whether a million Florida ballots should be counted by hand in the presidential election between Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush introduced.
(Tallahassee: Erin Hayes) The Florida court case that went against the Gore campaign reviewed; scenes shown from the courtroom. [Gore campaign attorney David BOIES, Leon County circuit court Judge Sanders SAULS - talk about shipping the ballots.] The likelihood that the state legislature will call a special session to choose a winner before the deadline outlined.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Austin: Dean Reynolds) The view from the Bush campaign that is being handled by running mate Dick Cheney featured. [CHENEY - talks about his transition meeting with former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Gore's recent high-visibility presence reviewed; various scenes shown. [On TV, GORE - speaks about the election and Florida.] [In response to interview questions, GORE - says he is fighting for a principle that every vote should be counted; predicts the election will be over by the middle of December; feels he will win on principle and is relying on the fairness of our legal system.]