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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore: Florida Recount / Legal Battles) #391316

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 01, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The continuing post-election legal battles between presidential candidates Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush reviewed.

(Supreme Court: Bob Schieffer) The oral arguments concerning the post- election battles heard at the Supreme Court reported; courtroom sketches shown; details given of the legal arguments. [Voices of Justices Sandra Day O'CONNOR, Ruth Bader GINSBURG, Antonin SCALIA - question the lawyers for Bush and Gore.] [After, Bush campaign attorney Theodore OLSON - says the justices were interested.] [Gore campaign attorney Laurence TRIBE - comments on the justices.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Interview held with CBS legal analyst Jonathan Turley. [TURLEY - says the Supreme Court will probably not reach a unanimous decision; talks about potentially bad situations for Gore.]

(Tallahassee, Florida: Byron Pitts) The Florida supreme court decisions not to allow a revote in Palm Beach County, Florida, and not to allow an immediate recount of south Florida ballots reported; scenes shown of the truck carrying the Florida ballots. [Gore campaign attorney David BOIES - says he is disappointed the recount was not approved.] [Bush campaign attorney Barry RICHARD - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) The Gore campaign's response to the Florida and United States Supreme Court decisions reported.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Austin, Texas: Bill Whitaker) The Bush campaign's response to the Florida and United States Supreme Court decisions reported.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee, Florida: Jim Axelrod) The battle over absentee ballots in Seminole County, Florida, reported. [Plaintiff Harry JACOBS - says the addition of information to the ballots was illegal.] [Bush campaign attorney George TERWILLIGER - says the Democratic argument has no validity on the vote.] [Attorney John FRENCH - criticizes the plan to throw out votes.] [Florida State University Nat STERN - says the Seminole County case is Gore's best shot.]

Axelrod, Jim;
Pitts, Byron;
Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John;
Schieffer, Bob;
Whitaker, Bill

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