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Campaign 2000 (Gore vs. Bush: Florida Recount / Law) #190450

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 09, 2000
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The Supreme Court ruling granting presidential candidate Governor George W. Bush's request that the ballot recount in the Florida race against Vice President Al Gore be stopped introduced.

(Supreme Court: Jackie Judd) The Supreme Court decision examined; details given of the 5-4 ruling, including opinions from Justices Antonin Scalia and John Paul Stevens. [Former Supreme Court law clerk Brad BERENSON, Georgetown University law center professor David COLE - assess the court's position.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee: Erin Hayes) The reaction in Florida to this confusing day featured; scenes shown of ballot counting being halted; details given of the different processes in all the counties. [Gadsden County Democratic chair Brenda HOLT, Gadsden County superviser of elections Denny HUTCHINSON - react.] [Florida secretary of state attorney Joe KLOCK - outlines problems in machine counts.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Jacksonville: Mike von Fremd) One county's problems in recounting the votes examined. [Duval County canvassing board chairman Judge Brent SHORE - says we are stopping right now.] [State senator Betty HOLZENDORF - responds to Shore's position that the votes cannot be counted.] [Computer consultant Noel POINTS - explains how the machine recount would work.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Terry Moran) The reaction of the Gore camp to the rulings from the Florida supreme court and the United States Supreme Court reviewed. [Gore campaign attorney David BOIES - says it is a matter of state law, not the Supreme Court's judgement.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Austin: Ron Claiborne) Bush's reaction to the court's stay reviewed. [Bush campaign legal counsel James BAKER - lauds the Supreme Court's decision.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Interview held with ABC legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the Supreme Court ruling. [TOOBIN - outlines the signals from the court ruling.]

Reporter(s):
Brown, Aaron;
Claiborne, Ron;
Hayes, Erin;
Judd, Jackie;
Moran, Terry;
von Fremd, Mike
Duration:
00:11:20

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