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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore: Florida Recount / Legal Battles) #391688

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 04, 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 reviewed.

(Tallahassee, Florida: Byron Pitts) The rejection by the Florida circuit court of Gore's challenge to the state's certification of Bush reported; scenes shown from the court. [Leon County, Florida, circuit court Judge North Sanders SAULS - announces his conclusions.] [Bush attorney Ben GINSBERG - says he is "gratified" by the ruling.] [Gore campaign attorney David BOIES - says the judge never looked at a ballot.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Interview held with CBS legal analyst Andrew Cohen. [COHEN - says Gore has already planned to appeal.]

(Supreme Court: Bob Schieffer) The United States Supreme Court ruling concerning the Florida certification deadline extension reported; courtroom sketches shown; ruling quoted. [Bush campaign advisor James BAKER - reacts to the Supreme Court decision.] [Senior Gore advisor Ron KLAIN - says there was not a win for either camp.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Interview held with CBS legal analyst Jonathan Turley. [TURLEY - says neither Bush nor Gore got what he wanted; talks about the Seminole County, Florida, case.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) The Gore campaign's response to the court rulings reported.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Austin, Texas: Bill Whitaker) The Bush campaign's response to the court rulings reported. [BUSH - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee, Florida: Bobbi Harley) Democrats' criticism of the Florida legislature's plan to hold a special session to choose a slate of electors reported. [Broward County, Florida, state representative Debbie Wasserman SCHULTZ - talks about "partisan politics."] [Former Senator Howard METZENBAUM - criticizes the legislature.] [State representative Marco RUBIO - talks about making sure Florida's electoral votes are counted.] [Florida State University political analyst Lance DEHAVEN-SMITH - comments on Seminole County.]

Harley, Bobbi;
Pitts, Byron;
Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John;
Schieffer, Bob;
Whitaker, Bill

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