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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore: Florida Recount / Legal Battles) #391241

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 30, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The continuing post-election legal battles between presidential candidates Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush featured.

(Tallahassee, Florida: Byron Pitts) The arrival of the south Florida ballots in Tallahassee, Florida, reported; details given of efforts by the Gore attorneys to get an immediate hand recount; scenes shown of the Ryder truck. [Leon County, Florida, circuit court Clerk David LANG - says the ballots are the most important documents in the country.] [Gore campaign attorney David BOIES - says there is no explanation for the number of undervotes in counties with punch-card ballots.] [Bush campaign attorney Barry RICHARD - says there has to be an end point.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee, Florida: Jim Axelrod) Plans for the Florida legislature to holds a special session in order to choose a slate of electors reported; scenes shown from the state legislature. [State senate minority leader Tom ROSSIN - asks what is going on.] [State senator Jim HORNE - says no rules should be changed.] [State representative Johnnie BYRD - says the election is over.] [State representative Ken GOTTLIEB - says the situation is outrageous.] [Florida Institute of Government Lance DeHAVEN-SMITH - says Governor Jeb Bush could pay politically.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) The upcoming legal battle at the Supreme Court reported. [Vice presidential candidate Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN - asks the Florida legislature to reconsider choosing a slate of electors.] [CBS News legal analyst Jonathan TURLEY - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Efforts by the Gore campaign to disallow 15,000 absentee ballots in Seminole county, Florida, reported.

(Austin, Texas: Bill Whitaker) The meeting between Bush, running mate Dick Cheney and former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair retired General Colin Powell to talk transition reported; scenes shown from the Texas ranch. [POWELL - says he has not been asked to hold a cabinet position.] [BUSH - says he is being informed of the events in Florida.] [Bush campaign spokesperson Ari FLEISCHER - comments.]

Reporter(s):
Axelrod, Jim;
Pitts, Byron;
Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John;
Whitaker, Bill
Duration:
00:09:20

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