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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore / Florida Recount / Legal Battles) #632628

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 20, 2000
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee, Florida: David Bloom) The legal battle to determine whether the recounted votes in some Florida counties should be counted in the presidential election between Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush featured; scenes shown from the Florida supreme court hearing in Tallahassee, Florida. [Chief Justice Charles T. WELLS - raises questions.] [Gore campaign attorney David BOIES - talks about setting time limits.] [Justice Barbara J. PARIENTE - asks about having authority to set a deadline.] [Bush campaign attorney Michael CARVIN - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Tallahassee, Florida: Dan Abrams) The arguments before the Florida supreme court and whether the case could go to the United States Supreme Court discussed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Claire Shipman) The Gore campaign's response to the legal battles in Florida reported. [Via satellite for the Family Re-Union, GORE - jokes about addressing the Florida supreme court.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Austin, Texas: David Gregory) The Bush campaign's reaction to the legal battles in Florida and the challenges to the absentee ballots reported.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(West Palm Beach, Florida: Jim Avila) The Florida vote recount examined; details given of accusations of improprieties during the recount; scenes shown of vote counters in Palm Beach County. [Canvassing board chairman Judge Charles BURTON - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Miami: Kerry Sanders) The battle to count military overseas ballots in spite of a lack of a postmark on the envelopes reported. [US Navy Russell MAEWEATHER - says military votes should not be disqualified.] [In England, voter Captain David MALAKOFF - says he wishes his vote counted.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The makeup of the Florida supreme court examined; details given of the background of the seven justices with pictures shown. [Former Florida supreme court justice Gerald KOGAN - comments.] [Democracy Online Dave BIDDULPH - says the court regularly blocks citizen initiatives.] [Florida State University Law School professor Charles EHRHARDT - says the justices are not political hacks.]

Abrams, Dan;
Avila, Jim;
Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
Sanders, Kerry;
Shipman, Claire;
Williams, Pete

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