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Campaign 2000 (Gore vs. Bush: Florida Recount / Law) #632653

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 22, 2000
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The latest developments in the presidential election in Florida between Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush reviewed; details given of running mate Dick Cheney's heart attack, the shutdown of the recount in Miami-Dade County and Bush's appeal to the Supreme Court.

(Tallahassee: David Bloom) The confused status of the vote recount in Florida updated; details given of the vote loses to Gore in Miami-Dade, of the latest decision in Palm Beach County and of the status of military absentee ballots. [Gore campaign chairman William DALEY - says we want the hand recount resumed.] [BUSH - comments on the Florida supreme court ruling.] [Former Gulf commander retired General H. Norman SCHWARZKOPF - comments on the service vote.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee: Dan Abrams) The legal battle in Florida between the Gore and Bush campaigns examined; details given of what is happening in Palm Beach County. The unlikely prospect that the United States Supreme Court will get involved discussed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(West Palm Beach: Jim Avila) The question of which Palm Beach County votes will be counted and not counted and what it means for Gore featured. [Palm Beach County canvassing board Judge Charles BURTON - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Austin: David Gregory) The reaction in the Bush camp to Cheney's heart attack reviewed; details given of the timetable for Cheney's chest pains. [George Washington University Medical Center Dr. Jonathan REINER - assesses Cheney's heart attack.] [Earlier, BUSH - says Cheney is healthy.] [George Washington University Medical Center Dr. Alan WASSERMAN - explains the placement of a stent.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Claire Shipman) A day of high drama for Gore and his aides reviewed; scenes shown of Gore at a Washington, DC, food bank.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The "dimpled ballots" in Florida introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The legal precedents involving dimpled ballots reviewed; examples cited of how different states and counties have handled the punch cards. [Former Congressional candidate Philip JOHNSTON - recalls his election being overturned.] [University of Maryland law school professor Larry GIBSON - says Texas is unusual in having a specific statute on ballots.] [In Illinois, Roberta MULLIGAN - says the Gore campaign is stretching the state decision to apply to Florida.]

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

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