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Election News

The ongoing saga of the 2000 presidential election took yet another odd turn today. Hundreds of thousands of ballots cast November seventh in Palm Beach County were loaded on a rental truck for the four hundred mile trip to Tallahassee. What will happen to them there is uncertain, as the state courts are being asked to decide whether those ballots should be recounted. Also today, a committee of the Florida state legislature called for a special session so that legislators can pick a winner of the state's 25 electoral votes. In Washington, more briefs were filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, which will hold its own hearing on the ballot recount issue tomorrow. NPR's Peter Kenyon brings us up to date.

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