"Deep Vote"
L&O, Episode 11.24
Production number: E1331
First aired: 23 May 2001
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Written By
William N. Fordes & Matt Witten

Directed By
Jace Alexander


A murder case involves mistaken identity and a possible link between the election of a state senator and a crime family.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



People will forgive a politician almost anything. Fixing an election isn't one of them.

–Albert Bonatto

I find this court's reluctance difficult to fathom. And any willingness to let a killer go free to protect a politician from the truth is a betrayal of the most basic principles of law.

–Jack McCoy

McCoy: I never thought I'd see the day when a court let politics prevent a murder prosecution.
Lewin: They're all politicians. Just some of them wear robes.

Green: A lot of voters got ripped off.
Briscoe: Yeah, what's new?

Background information and notes

  • This the final appearance of Abbie Carmichael and the final episode before the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and attempted attack on either the White House or Capitol Building.
  • Goof: Barbara Spiegel was credited as "Judge Madelaine Valenz" but the nameplate shown lists her character's name as "Harriet Doremus".

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Waites Consulting
579 Third Avenue
Friday, April 14

On-Line Cards 'N Games
121 Duane Street
Friday, April 14

Manhattan Weekly
173 Church Street
Monday, April 17

4 5 6

27th Precinct
Interrogation Room
Monday, April 17

27th Precinct
Interrogation Room
Tuesday, April 18

Apartment of
Kate Pierce
15 Carmine Street
Monday, April 24

7 8 9

NYC Board of Elections
133 Broadway
Friday, April 28

Office of
Senator Anne Benton
197 Lexington Avenue
Tuesday, May 2

Capitol Social Club
162 Baxter Street
Thursday, May 11

10 11 12 13

Office of
Executive Assistant
D.A. Jack McCoy
Monday, May 15

Chambers of
Judge Lawrence McNeil
Monday, May 22

Appellate Division
First Department
Tuesday, May 30

Supreme Court
Trial Part 42
Monday, July 10

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