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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore: Florida Recount / Legal Battles) #633269

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 08, 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 reviewed.

(Tallahassee, Florida: David Bloom) The Florida supreme court ruling ordering a recount of disputed ballots reported; details given of the refusal of Florida courts to throw out 25,000 absentee ballots in Seminole and Martin counties and of plans for Bush to appeal to the United States Supreme Court. [Florida supreme court spokesman Craig WATERS - says the court has reversed a lower court decision.] [Gore campaign chairman William DALEY - comments.] [Bush campaign representative James BAKER - says the Bush campaign will appeal.] [Florida House Speaker Tom FEENEY - says the Florida supreme court has created a "Pandora's box".]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee, Florida: Dan Abrams) The Florida supreme court's decision detailed; details given of criticism of Florida circuit court Judge North Sanders Sauls' ruling by the Florida supreme court justices and of strong dissent from Florida supreme court chief justice Charles Wells.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) Plans for the United States Supreme Court to hear arguments against the Florida manual vote recount reported. [Last week, voice of Justice Sandra Day O'CONNOR - comments on Florida law.] [New York University Law School professor election law expert Richard PILDES - asks if the issue is a state or federal one.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Claire Shipman) The Gore campaign's response to the legal rulings reported; scenes shown of demonstrators in Washington, DC. [DALEY - calls the Florida supreme court's decision a victory.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Austin, Texas: David Gregory) The Bush campaign's response to the legal rulings reported.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Lisa Myers) The special session in the Florida legislature to name their own slate of electors for Bush reported. [FEENEY - says the Florida legislature has the job of choosing electors.] [Florida House minority leader Lois FRANKEL - says she disagrees with the purpose of the special session.] [Harvard Law School professor Einer ELHAUGE, former US Senate legal counsel Michael DAVIDSON - express opposing views.]

Reporter(s):
Abrams, Dan;
Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
Myers, Lisa;
Shipman, Claire;
Williams, Pete
Duration:
00:13:00

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