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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Dan Lothian) The "ballot from hell" in the California recall election for governor examined; details given about the lottery-like process for listing on the ballot, the possibility of Florida-type chad problems, lawsuits etc. ["California Political Weekly" Dick ROSENGARTEN†, Los Angeles County assistant registrar Michael PETRUCELLO†, election law attorney Fred WOOCHER†, California secretary of state Kevin SHELLEY†- outline the balloting problems.] [ACLU of Los Angeles Mark ROSENBAUM†- says the voting machines are defective.] The question of candidate actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's voting record discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bruce Morton) The impact of the total coverage of Schwarzenegger in the California election on the political fish bowl examined; details given about how the Democratic presidential candidates are being overshadowed by Arnold. [California candidate Bill SIMON - says Arnold is a blank slate.] [Presidential candidates Howard DEAN, Representative Dennis KUCINICH - talk about California.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The pie in the face for consumer advocate Ralph Nader shown.

Brown, Aaron;
Lothian, Dan;
Morton, Bruce

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