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Decision 2002: Election Day #713851

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002
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(Washington: Tom Brokaw) The current political balance in Congress reviewed.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Election day across the nation featured; details given of voting problems in Raleigh, North Carolina, Georgia and Knox County, Tennessee; scenes shown of people at the polls and election workers. [DNC attorney Jack YOUNG†, RNC communications director Mindy TUCKER†- talk about the progress of the election.] [Tennessee voter Joyce McCAULEY†- comments on ballots arriving late.] Most worrisome races for both parties, including the senatorial race in Louisiana, noted.

(Washington: Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert) The significance of the Louisiana senatorial election and the lack of a standout issue nationwide discussed; whiteboard list of important races for both parties shown.

(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Campbell Brown) A low-key day for President Bush as he settles in to watch the results of his campaigning efforts for Republicans unfold featured; details given about the chance that Senator Tom Daschle could lose his title of Senate majority leader to Senator Trent Lott and that Representative Richard Gephardt could become Speaker of the House; scenes shown of Bush at the poll in Crawford, Texas. [BUSH – urges everyone to vote.]

(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(St. Paul, Minnesota: Kelly O’Donnell) The Minnesota Senate race between Norm Coleman and Walter Mondale featured; details given of the hand-counting of the state’s votes; scenes shown of Mondale waiting in line to vote and of Coleman making campaign calls. [MONDALE – says the long lines show that there is tremendous interest in this election.] [Minnesota voter David McDONALD†- comments on his mother’s training to count absentee ballots.] [COLEMAN – says the hand-counting will make it a long night.]

(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Miami: Kerry Sanders) Election day in Florida featured; details given about isolated problems. [Duval County voter Judy WHITE†, Miami-Dade County voter David TEMPLER†- comment on problems.] [Center for Democracy Allen WEINSTEIN†- says Florida may become the poster child for the solution of election problems.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa;
Russert, Tim;
Brown, Campbell;
O’Donnell, Kelly;
Sanders, Kerry

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