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Campaign 2000 (Gore vs. Bush: Florida Recount / Law) #190408

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 06, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The day's legal developments in the recount of Florida ballots in the presidential election between Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush reviewed.

(Tallahassee: Erin Hayes) The issues of a special session of the Florida legislature to ensure casting Florida's electoral votes and the flurry of lawsuits about ballots featured; details given of ballot problems in Seminole and Martin counties. [OFFICIAL - reads the legislature's announcement.] [Local DEMOCRAT - says the absentee ballots need to be thrown out.] [REPUBLICAN; in court, Bush attorney Barry RICHARD - oppose throwing out ballots.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Terry Moran) Gore's best chance in appealing to the Florida supreme court as the December 12 deadline looms featured. [Leon County circuit court Judge North Sanders SAULS - reads his verdict against the plaintiffs.] [ABC News consultant professor Steven GEY - says the Gore team must convince the court Sauls got the legal standard wrong, but time is late.]

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry

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