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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore: Florida Recount / Legal Battles) #632761

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 30, 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) The movement of south Florida ballots to Tallahassee, Florida, for a possible manual recount and efforts by the state legislature to get the election away from the courts reported. [Vice presidential candidate Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN - says there could be a constitutional crisis.] [BUSH, Florida Governor Jeb BUSH - comment.] [Gore campaign attorney David BOIES - talks about getting votes counted.] [Bush campaign attorney Barry RICHARD - says there has to be an endpoint.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: David Gregory) The meeting between Bush, running mate Dick Cheney and former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair retired General Colin Powell at the Texas ranch reported. [BUSH - says he has won three counts.] [POWELL - says Bush will not appoint cabinet members until he is confirmed as president-elect.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The upcoming Supreme Court battle over the presidential election reported; details given of questions about the effect the Supreme Court could have on the election. [University of Miami Law School professor Terence ANDERSON - says it is too late for the Supreme Court to do anything meaningful.] [University of Chicago Law School professor Elizabeth GARRETT - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Palm Beach, Florida: Jim Avila) Efforts by the Gore campaign team to speed up legal actions in Florida reported. [University of Chicago associate professor Charles LIPSON - says getting the courts to hurry is difficult.] [Professor Lance DeHAVEN-SMITH - says recounts must be done by December 12.] Key dates in December and January outlined on screen.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Claire Shipman) The Gore campaign's efforts to block the Florida legislature from naming a slate of electors reported.

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

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