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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore: Florida Recount / Legal Battles / Bush Interview) #391703

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 05, 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.

(White House: John Roberts) The Gore campaign's response to recent legal activities reported; details given of Gore's support for the Florida legal cases in Seminole and Martin counties and of his plans not to concede the election. [GORE - talks about the Florida legal cases.] [Vice Presidential candidate Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN - talks about ending the battle in a "credible way."]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee, Florida: Jim Axelrod) The legal battle concerning absentee votes in Seminole County examined; scenes shown of demonstrations. [Lawyer/plaintiff Harry JACOBS - says he has no connections to Gore.] [Plaintiff attorney Alan GREER - comments on the case.] [Bush campaign attorney B. Daryl BRISTOW - calls the accusations "hyper-technicality."] [University of Miami Terence ANDERSON - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Bob Schieffer) Decreasing support for Gore among Washington Democrats reported. [Senator Evan BAYH - comments on concession.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Austin, Texas: Scott Pelley) Interview held with Bush. [BUSH - says he cannot imagine losing the election; says he and Gore gave the campaign their all; says his brother Jeb belongs in Florida.]

Axelrod, Jim;
Pelley, Scott;
Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John;
Schieffer, Bob

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