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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003
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(Los Angeles: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Jerry Bowen) The expectation that candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger will win over Governor Gray Davis in today’s California recall election featured. [Election OFFICIAL – reacts to the voting turnout.] [DAVIS, SCHWARZENEGGER – comment after casting their ballots.] [Candidates Lt. Gov. Cruz BUSTAMANTE†, Tom McCLINTOCK – comment on their chances.] [Several VOTERS – comment.] [Political scientist Bruce CAIN†- says the recall has not helped California solve its problems.]

(Los Angeles: Dan Rather) The complications of the election system and the ballot featured; details given about the large voting turnout. [California secretary of state Kevin SHELLEY†- cites statistics.] [VOTER – comments.] [Orange County registrar Steve RODERMUND†- comments on the compressed time frame for the election.] [CBS News election survey unit Anthony SALVANTO†- comments on the format of the ballot.] [Los Angeles County registrar Conny McCORMACK†- talks about absentee ballots & provisional votes.]

(Sacramento: Sandra Hughes) The politics behind the recall effort to oust Davis featured; details given about problems in California during Davis’s tenure. [Davis’s neighbor Charlotte GOLAND†- says we deserve a better governor.] [People’s Advocate Ted COSTA†- says Davis did nothing {during the California energy crisis.}] [Political scientist Jack PITNEY†- says Californians don’t like the image of a typical, cynical politician.] [California superintendent of public institutions Jack O’CONNELL†- says Davis is a down-to-earth person.]

Rather, Dan;
Bowen, Jerry;
Hughes, Sandra

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