Recount At A Glance

Developments Sunday in the presidential election recount:


–In Washington, lawyers for Al Gore and George W. Bush filed briefs outlining their cases to be argued Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court issued an order Saturday halting hand recounts of more than 40,000 ballots statewide in Florida. Gore wants the count resumed, arguing that the right of voters to have their ballots counted ‘dwarfs any due process claim (Bush and others) assert here.’ Bush counters that a hand recount is unreliable because election officials in different Florida counties use different standards for determining whether a vote is valid.


— In Tallahassee, Republican state Sen. Tom Lee, a confidant of Senate President John McKay, said the GOP Senate leadership may delay a decision on selecting presidential electors until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling.