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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore / Florida Battle) #391053

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 17, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The continuing legal battles over the presidential election between Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore introduced.

(Tallahassee, Florida: Byron Pitts) The order from the Florida supreme court blocking Florida secretary of state Katherine Harris from certifying the presidential campaign votes reported. [SPOKESMAN - says there will be a hearing on Monday.] [Leon County, Florida, court administrator Terre CASS - reads statement.] [Bush campaign advisor James BAKER - talks about the overseas absentee ballots.] [Gore campaign advisor Warren CHRISTOPHER - criticizes Harris.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) The Gore campaign's response to the court ruling in Florida reported. [GORE - says nobody will be the arbiter of the election.] [CHRISTOPHER - cautions Bush about the state court hearings.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Austin, Texas: Bill Whitaker) The Bush campaign's response to the court ruling examined. [Bush communications director Karen HUGHES - says some finality is approaching; says things are changing "minute by minute".] [Bush senior advisor Haley BARBOUR - criticizes Gore.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(West Palm Beach, Florida: Jim Axelrod) The progress of the Florida vote recounts noted. [Vote COUNTER, Palm Beach County, Florida, canvassing committee Judge Charles BURTON - comment.] [Vote counter Gary DERNLIN - says nobody thinks the end is coming too quickly.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Bobbi Harley) Efforts to get a re-vote in Palm Beach County, Florida, reported; scenes shown of protestors in West Palm Beach, Florida. [Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Jorge LABARGA - asks if he has the authority to call a recount.] [Voter Lara GREEN - says she was told she could not vote.] [Polling clerk Eleanor PAULES - says knowing people could not vote bothered her.] [Palm Beach County voter Lena RAHMING - criticizes the butterfly ballot.]

Axelrod, Jim;
Harley, Bobbi;
Pitts, Byron;
Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John;
Whitaker, Bill

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