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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore: Florida Recount / Legal Battles) #391736

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 07, 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 Florida Supreme Court case concerning "undervotes" on south Florida ballots reported. [Gore campaign attorney David BOIES - addresses justices.] [Chief Justice Charles T. WELLS - explains what the state legislature can do.] [Bush campaign attorney Barry RICHARD - says the Gore team has not proven a case.] [CBS legal analyst Andrew COHEN - says the Gore campaign has not met the burden of proof.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee, Florida: Jim Axelrod) The Florida court cases involving altered absentee ballot applications in Seminole and Martin counties reported; plans for the Florida legislature to hold a special session noted. [Plaintiff attorney Edward STAFFMAN - says the ballots should be thrown out.] [Bush campaign attorney B. Daryl BRISTOW - addresses court.] [Florida State University Nat STERN - comments.] [State Representative Jonnie BYRD - says there has to be finality.] ["Saint Petersburg Times" Lucy MORGAN - criticizes the Florida legislature.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Schieffer) Questions about what could happen if Gore wins the court cases examined. [CBS News legal analyst Jonathan TURLEY - says Congress would have to disqualify a set of Florida electors if two groups are sent.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Comments from President Clinton concerning ending Presidential term limits reported.

Axelrod, Jim;
Pitts, Byron;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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