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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore: Florida Recount / Legal Battles) #632895

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 12, 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.

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The wait for the Supreme Court ruling concerning the Florida manual vote recount reported; details given of possible options for the court. [Voice Justice William REHNQUIST - addresses Bush campaign attorney Ted Olson.] [Former Brennan clerk E. Joshua ROSENKRANZ - describes the message the court is sending.] [Georgetown University Law Center Professor Michael SEIDMAN - talks about Florida law.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee, Florida: David Bloom) The selection of the slate of electors by the Florida legislature and the refusal of the Florida supreme court to throw out 25,000 absentee ballots from Seminole and Martin counties reported. [Florida House Speaker Tom FEENEY - addresses legislature.] [Florida state representatives Paula DOCKERY, Ken GOTTLIEB - comment on the election.] [Florida supreme court spokesman Craig WATERS - says the absentee ballots will not be thrown out.] [Bush campaign chairman Don EVANS - talks about preparing for the worst.] [Gore campaign attorney Ron KLAIN - says he thinks the law is on Gore's side.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Lisa Myers) Efforts to convince Republican electors to vote for Gore reported. [Former New York Governor Mario CUOMO, Democratic operative Bob BECKEL - talk about trying to make electors change their vote.] [Last month, GORE - says he will not accept the support of a Bush elector.] [Elector Chuck CLAY - talks about telephone calls from his own party.]

Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa;
Williams, Pete

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