Continuing Coverage of the Election In Florida
This evening in Tallahassee, Florida, Katherine Harris, the Florida Secretary of State announced that as of the 5pm deadline for counties to report their vote totals to the state, George W. Bush had a 300 vote lead over Al Gore in the presidential race. Harris said counties that are continuing to hand-count their ballots must offer their reasons for the continuing count by 2pm Eastern Time tomorrow. We hear some of Harris' comments. And Robert Siegel and Linda Wertheimer are joined by NPR's Tom Gjelten in Washington and David Welna in Florida to discuss this announcement. We also hear some of comments of Karen Hughes, Communications Director for the Bush campaign, in reaction to the news from Florida.
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