TAL2000121105 -11 DECEMBER 2000 - TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA,USA: Florida Senator Daniel Webster and Senator Lisa Carlton, chairman of the senate special committee to determine if the Florida legislature should pick new electors, confer during a pause in testimony Monday afternoon. The committee, similar to a house committee on the same topic, was hearing testimony from lawyers, constitutional scholars and the public. bb/Bruce Brewer UPI
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