ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 07, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Florida supreme court's consideration of the definitive case in the issue of the ballot count in the presidential election in Florida between Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush introduced.
(Tallahassee: Erin Hayes) The time pressure in deciding the electors for Florida examined; scenes shown from the supreme court. [Justice Henry ANSTEAD - cites the December 12 deadline.] [In court, Gore campaign legal counsel David BOIES, Chief Justice Charles WELLS, Justice Major HARDING, ANSTEAD, Bush counsel Barry RICHARD - talk about recounting the ballots.] [Florida election law analyst Steve UHLFELDER - recites the pressure on the state supreme court.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings, Jack Ford) The difficulties for the state supreme court in reviewing Judge North Sanders Sauls' decision discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Tallahassee: Mike von Fremd) The final days of the trials in Martin and Leon Counties about absentee ballots reviewed; scenes shown from court. [Martin County supervisor Peggy ROBBINS - explains the handling of the absentee ballots.] [Plaintiff's attorney Ed STAFFMAN, Leon County circuit court Judge Nikke CLARK, voice of Bush campaign attorney Daryl BRISTOW - discuss the absentee ballots case.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) A quiet day for Gore and Bush noted; scenes shown.
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