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Florida Recount: Tourists at Lincoln Memorial Discuss Unresolved ElectionAired November 20, 2000 - 1:41 p.m. ET
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NATALIE ALLEN, CNN ANCHOR: Well, we've seen the numbers. Now let's hear the voices behind those opinions. CNN's Kate Snow has been talking about election 2000 with people at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
KATE SNOW, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Natalie.
That's right, we're at one of the central tourist focal points here in Washington D.C. The Lincoln Memorial you saw. On the other side over here, the Washington Monument.
We've asked these good folks, the Stever (ph) family, to stop and talk with us about this election. They're down from Cape Cod, just about to go into the Lincoln Memorial.
Mr. John (ph) Stever, you have an interesting perspective on this. You are a Gore supporter, and yet, you say you are ready for this to be all over?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, I was waited for the absentee ballots to come in, and I thought he gained some ground or went ahead, but he lost quite a bit of ground, and I think he ought take the moral high ground and just call it quits, and he'll look so much stronger four years from now.
SNOW: Dawn, you supported Bush in the election, but you also think enough is enough. You're ready for this -- for us to move on as a country?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, I think it's time that people know who the next president will be. The kids voted, and they don't even know.
SNOW: What about all those hand count, though, down in Florida? Why not wait and let the hand counts go through?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think it's -- they're really subjective, and they'll be too many arguments of how they held them out, whether they fell on. It's just a can of worms I don't think they want to get into you.
SNOW: You mentioned that your sons here were involved in a straw poll. And I want to ask Brad -- you're in fourth grade. You did a poll. Who did you vote for in that poll?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Gore.
SNOW: Yes, what do you think about the fact that we don't know who's yet going to be living in the White House?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think it's okay.
SNOW: Does it concern you at all? Are you worried about it? No.
OK, and you all agree. You said this is not a crisis in your view?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, we're a strong nation, and there's no rioting in the streets over this. But I also think people think there is too much legal things going on in the world, and it's time to just end it.
SNOW: What do you think, Dawn? What does this teach your children about democracy?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That's sometimes it's slow and you have to be patient. But it's really great that kids were allowed to vote in Massachusetts, and they learned a lot about politics, and the candidates.
SNOW: You said before, it would have been a little clearer to them as a lesson if they actually had a winner.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Right, right?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But I think they also know that every vote counts, and this is just proven right there.
SNOW: Good, thank you so much. The Stever family Joining us. They're down from Cape Cod. You're going to head into the Lincoln Memorial. Jeff here is dying to run up the steps. You've been holding him up here. We'll send it back down to you, Natalie, in Atlanta.
ALLEN: All right, Kate, thanks so much.
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