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Campaign 2000 (Gore vs. Bush: Florida Recount) #391133

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 22, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The latest developments in the presidential election in Florida between Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush reviewed; details given of the legal moves by Bush's lawyers with the Supreme Court, the status of vote recounts in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami- Dade counties and Republican running mate Dick Cheney's heart attack.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) Bush's appeal to the United States Supreme Court reviewed; details given of the Republican arguments. [BUSH - comments on the Florida supreme court ruling.] [Bush attorney Ted OLSEN - outlines the unconstitutional positions.] [CBSNews legal analyst Jonathan TURLEY - explains the problems with the Bush appeal.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Austin: Bill Whitaker) The legal tactics in Bush's camp featured. [BUSH - criticizes the Florida supreme court for usurping authority.] [Bush communications director Karen HUGHES, Bush campaign advisor James BAKER - comments on options.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The latest national popular vote for Gore and Bush outlined on screen.

(White House: John Roberts) The efforts of the Gore campaign to keep alive its hopes for the presidency featured; scenes shown of Gore at a Washington, DC, food bank; details given of the setback with Miami-Dade's decision to stop the recount. [Gore campaign chairman William DALEY - says we hope the hand count will continue and the Florida law makes a recount mandatory; says the legal military ballots should be counted.] [Last night, GORE - says the will of the people should prevail.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(West Palm Beach: Jim Axelrod) The efforts in Palm Beach and Broward counties to count the votes before the deadline featured; details given of the issue of disputed ballots. [Broward County canvassing board Suzanne GUNZBURGER - promises a fair count.] [In court, Palm Beach County circuit court Judge Jorge LaBARGA - asks questions about ballots.] [Palm Beach County canvassing board Judge Charles BURTON - talks about the variations in the ballots.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Miami: Bobbi Harley) The decision in Miami-Dade to stop recounting the ballots by hand examined; scenes shown of Republican protests against the county canvassing board. [Elections supervisor David LEAHY - say we cannot count the ballots by the deadline.] [Republican observer Duane GIBSON - accuses a guy of pocketing a ballot.] [Miami-Dade Democratic Party chairman Joe GELLER - expresses concern.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) Cheney's heart problems examined; details given of the use of a stent to prop open a blood vessel. [Cheney's physician Dr. Jonathan REINER - assesses the heart attack.] [Earlier, BUSH - says Cheney had no heart attack.] [George Washington University Medical Center Dr. Alan WASSERMAN - offers a prognosis for Cheney.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The legal process if Cheney were to step down as the vice presidential candidate outlined.

Axelrod, Jim;
Harley, Bobbi;
Orr, Bob;
Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John;
Stewart, Jim;
Whitaker, Bill

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