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Campaign 2000 (Gore vs. Bush: Florida Recount / Law) #190372

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 04, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Ruling from Florida circuit court Judge Sanders Sauls on the legal question of Florida's certification of the vote in the presidential election between Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush reviewed.

(Tallahassee: Aaron Brown) The judicial ruling denying voter recounts in Dade, Palm Beach and Nassau counties featured; scenes shown from Sauls' courtroom; details given of the Gore camp's appeal. [SAULS - says there is no evidence that the election results would be different from the certified result.] [Bush attorneys Barry RICHARD, Bob GINSBURG, Gore attorney David BOIES - react to the judge's decision.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Jack Ford) The difficulties for the Florida supreme court to overturn Judge Sauls' decision discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Washington: Terry Moran) Gore's determination to appeal the ruling to the end of the line at the state supreme court and the vote case in Seminole County discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Jackie Judd) United States Supreme Court ruling that it would not rule on the Florida supreme court decision to extend the certification deadline examined. [Former United States Supreme Court law clerk Maureen MAHONEY - assesses the ruling.] [Last week, Justice Ruth Bader GINSBURG, Sandra Day O'CONNOR - ask questions about the law.] [Florida supreme court spokesman Craig WATERS - reacts to the Supreme Court ruling.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Austin: Dean Reynolds) The reaction of the Bush campaign to the Florida court ruling examined. [Bush communications director Karen HUGHES - says Bush was pleased with the judicial decision.] [Earlier today, BUSH - says Gore will have to make a decision.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings, George Stephanopoulos) The arguments for Gore continuing the stay in the race and for his getting out of the race discussed.

Reporter(s):
Brown, Aaron;
Ford, Jack;
Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie;
Moran, Terry;
Reynolds, Dean;
Stephanopoulos, George
Duration:
00:10:30

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