ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The beginning of Florida's recount of the vote in the presidential election featured; details given about absentee ballots and the Democrats' questioning of the state vote. [Governor GEORGE W. BUSH - says he has carried Florida and expects confirmation in the recount.] [Vice President Al GORE - calls for a deliberate decision.] [President CLINTON - says votes count.]
(Tallahassee: Erin Hayes) The Florida recount examined; scenes shown of legions of election specialists now in Florida. [Two PEOPLE, Broward County election supervisor Jane CAROL, OFFICIAL - comment on the election and the count.] [Voice of Florida secretary of state Katherine HARRIS - says it takes 10 days for the overseas ballots to arrive.] [In Israel, voter David BASKIN - comments.] Claims of voting irregularities in one county reported. [Palm Beach County WOMAN - complains about the ballot.] [Florida Governor Jeb BUSH - comments.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Current standing of Gore and Bush in the popular vote cited.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Austin: Dean Reynolds) The current strategy and mood in the Bush camp discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Nashville: Terry Moran) The prospects for a legal challenge from the Democrats and the Gore camp's emphasis on the lead in the popular vote discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The failure of Green Party candidate Ralph Nader to reach the level of eligibility for federal funding in the next election noted.
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