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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore: Legal Battles) #632726

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 28, 2000
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The continuing post-election legal battles between presidential candidates Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush featured.

(Tallahassee, Florida: David Bloom) Emergency legal hearings in Tallahassee, Florida, concerning Gore's efforts to overturn the Florida certification reported; plans to rush the South Florida ballots to Tallahassee for another recount reported. [In court, Gore campaign attorney Dexter DOUGLASS - addresses court.] [Bush campaign attorney Barry RICHARD - says the campaign should not be forced to go to trial prematurely.] [Florida voter Evella FRAZIER - wants her vote to count.] [Bush campaign representative James BAKER - says it is wrong to say that votes have not been counted.] [Florida state representative Kenneth GOTTLIEB, state senator Tom ROSSIN - express views about the democracy.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) Plans for the Florida election battle to go before the Supreme Court reported. [Gore campaign attorney Laurence TRIBE - says the Florida courts have done nothing questionable.] [Georgetown University Law Center professor David COLE, American University Law School professor Thomas SARGENTICH - offer views on the state supreme court.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee, Florida: Kelly O'Donnell) The battle over Seminole County's absentee ballots and accusations of Republican vote tampering reported; details given about what happened. [Florida State University professor Nat STEIN - says this is Gore's best chance to salvage the election.] [Plaintiff Harry JACOBS - says two Republican operatives dido whatever they wanted.] [Bush campaign attorney Daryl BRISTOW - says the fight is over a technicality.] [Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Sandra GOURD - says the Democrats could have done the same thing if needed.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Claire Shipman) The Gore campaign's response to the legal challenges examined. [GORE - talks about counting every vote; says the polls don't matter.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Austin, Texas: David Gregory) The Bush campaign's response to the legal challenges examined; details given of Bush camp transition moves with candidates named. [Bush campaign communications director Karen HUGHES - says Gore wants to change the rules.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Miami: Jim Avila) The problems with "undervotes" in the presidential election in Florida examined. [Voter Beverly JONES - says her card would not go down in the slot.] [Commission for the Study of the American Electorate Curtis GANS - says he favors eliminating punch card ballots.] [Chicago election board Thomas LEACH - says undervotes happen in every election.] [National Election Center Doug LEWIS - says some people deliberately vote for nobody.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Questions about undervoting in one New Mexico county and the Gore victory in Oregon reported; scenes shown of the construction of the inauguration stage in Washington, DC.

Reporter(s):
Avila, Jim;
Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
O'Donnell, Kelly;
Shipman, Claire;
Williams, Pete
Duration:
00:15:40

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