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Campaign '92 / Bush vs. Clinton / The South / Blacks and Redistricting #143449

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 16, 1992
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(Charlotte, North Carolina: Peter Jennings) Importance of the South to the election noted; map shown.

(Atlanta: Jim Wooten) The Democrats' Southern strategy examined. [Political scholar Merle BLACK - says the Democrats need only to split the South.] [Pollster Ed RENWICK - talks about Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton's strategy.] [Louisiana state representative Kip HOLDEN - cites the common goals of blacks and whites.] [On CMT TV, CLINTON - gives sooey hog call.] [Former Louisiana governor David TREEN - comments.] Efforts by President Bush to persuade Southerners that Congress is to blame for the economy and that Clinton cannot be trusted noted.

(Charlotte, North Carolina: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Carole Simpson) Impact of the creation of new voting districts by the Voting Rights Act on the black voter in states like North Carolina featured. [North Carolina Congressional black candidate Eva CLAYTON - says it is long overdue.] Last black Congressman from the state, George Henry White, quoted. Fact that high black voter turnout could hurt Bush explained.

Jennings, Peter;
Simpson, Carole;
Wooten, Jim

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