- Newsmaker: A Florida court has upheld today's 5pm reporting deadline for election results, but instructs Florida's secretary of state not to ignore votes that arrive later. Warren Richey, legal writer and staff reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, warns that the second part of the decision may set the stage for potential litigation.
- Reporter's Notebook: In the early morning after last week's election, Gore phoned Bush to concede, based on erroneous projections, then again to withdraw the concession. Humorist Harry Shearer, star of KCRW's Le Show, has created his own version of what may be the third phone chat between the men who would be president.
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