CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 20, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The continuing post-election legal battles concerning presidential candidates Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore introduced.
(Tallahassee, Florida: Byron Pitts) The Florida supreme court case about recounting of votes featured; scenes shown of the supreme court in session and of protestors in Tallahassee, Florida. [Florida supreme court Chief Justice Charles WELLS - talks about the historical significance of the situation.] [Gore campaign attorney David BOIES - defends including the manual vote count.] [Bush campaign ATTORNEY - defends Florida secretary of state Katherine Harris.] [Justices Peggy QUINCE, Harry Lee ANSTEAD - ask questions.] [Florida secretary of state counsel Joseph KLOCK - comments.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Interviews held with CBS legal analysts Andrew Cohen and Jonathan Turley. [COHEN - talks about the questions the justices asked.] [TURLEY - says Gore seems to benefit from the court case.]
(West Palm Beach, Florida: Jim Axelrod) The manual recounts in south Florida reported; details given of complaints from Republicans concerning the changing standards in the vote count; scenes shown of vote counters in West Palm Beach, Florida. [Palm Beach County canvassing committee Judge Charles BURTON - says the count is fairly consistent.] [Bush campaign spokesman Tucker ESKEW - says the vote counters are changing the rules.] [Democratic lawyer Dennis NEWMAN - comments.] [Florida International University Kevin HILL - says the Democrats do not stand to gain enough votes in the recount.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) The refusal to allow a revote in West Palm Beach County reported; details given of poll results concerning the manual recount.
(White House: John Roberts) The Gore campaign's hopes for the state supreme court hearing examined; details given of poll results concerning public's view of Gore given. [GORE - addresses the Family Reunion conference.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Austin, Texas: Bill Whitaker) The Bush campaign's response to the supreme court case reported. [Montana Governor Marc RACICOT - says Gore's supporters want to change the rules.] [University of Texas Bruce BUCHANAN - says more legal action could be coming.]