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Decision 2004 / Bush vs. Kerry / Election Day #769883

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 02, 2004
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(Democracy Plaza: Tom Brokaw) Voting in the race between President Bush and Senator John Kerry noted; scenes shown of lines of voters in Florida.

(White House: David Gregory) Election day for Bush featured; scenes shown of the Bush family arriving at the poll in Texas, with campaign volunteers in Columbus, Ohio, and arriving in Washington, DC. [In Texas, BUSH – says he believes he will win.] [In Ohio, BUSH – says everybody should vote.]

(Democracy Plaza: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Boston: Kelly O’Donnell) Kerry’s busy day featured; scenes shown of Kerry and his daughters voting in Boston, wife Teresa Heinz Kerry voting in Pennsylvania, and Kerry campaigning in Ohio & Wisconsin. [KERRY – says we’ve made the case for change.]

(Democracy Plaza: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.

(Columbus, Ohio: Anne Thompson) Voting in Ohio featured; scenes shown of lines of voters; details given of the ruling that challengers would be allowed in polling places. [VOTER – comments.] [Democratic observers Patrick & Dennis BRIGGS†- comment on the voting process.] The ruling that those who did not receive absentee ballots must be given provisional ballots noted.

(Ft. Lauderdale: Kerry Sanders) Voting in Florida featured; scenes shown of lines and of Palm Beach County election supervisor Theresa LePore greeting voters; details given of isolated problems with touch screen voting. [WOMAN, voters Bob KILEY‡, Roberta HARVEY‡- comment.]

(Democracy Plaza: Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert) The groups of voters both campaigns are worried about in the battleground states discussed.

(Democracy Plaza: Brian Williams) Exit poll data cited & examined.

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
O’Donnell, Kelly;
Thompson, Anne;
Sanders, Kerry;
Tim, Tom Brokaw,;
Williams, Brian

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