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Campaign 2000 (Gore vs. Bush: Florida Recount / Law) #190440

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 08, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The ruling from the Florida supreme court ordering a manual recount of ballots in the presidential election between Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush introduced.

(Tallahassee: Erin Hayes) The series of events set in motion by the state Supreme Court decision examined; details given of what ballots may be recounted. [Court spokesman Leon County court clerk David LANG - says the court had reversed the decision of the circuit court.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The reaction to the court ruling briefly outlined.

(Tallahassee: Erin Hayes) The preparations for the "undervote" recount examined. [OFFICIAL - outlines the count process.] [LANG - outlines the standard for which votes are to be counted.] [MAN - wonders.] Statement from state supreme court chief justice Charles Wells quoted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Austin: Dean Reynolds) The reaction of the Bush campaign to the court decision featured. [Bush campaign legal counsel James BAKER - quotes Wells' concerns about a constitutional crisis.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Terry Moran) The reaction of the Gore camp to the court decision examined. [Gore campaign chairman William DALEY - says let the counting begin.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee: Mike von Fremd) The war in Florida between the supreme court and the Republican-dominated legislature examined. [Florida speaker of the house state representative Tom FEENEY - says the legislature has the duty of determining how electors will be chosen.] [Florida senate president state senator John McKAY - worries the state vote may not be counted.] [Florida senate minority leader state senator Tom ROSSIN - defends the voters' rights.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with ABC legal analyst Steven Gey. [GEY - analyzes the law pertaining to the court versus legislature in Florida.]

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Reynolds, Dean;
von Fremd, Mike

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