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Convention / Hubert H. Humphrey Votes / Maddox / Nominations #1480

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 28, 1968
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(Convention Floor) Convention to begin balloting for nomination. Mayor Richard J. Daley announces Illinois 112 votes for Vice President and 3 votes each for McCarthy and McGovern. Favorite son drop-outs in favor of Humphrey included: Govs. (New Jersey) Richard Hughes, (Louisiana) John McKeithen, (Virginia) Mills Godwin and (Florida) Senator George Smathers. Georgia Governor Lester Maddox withdraws name as President contender. He denounces party's liberal leadership and says Democrats can't win in November
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) [MADDOX - says party action in trying to make two states out of Georgia assures that the Democratic Party written off by Georgia, South, Conservatives and White House. Won't associate itself with Socialists who've surrendered to beatniks, criminals, misfits and misguideds at expense of freedom and law and order.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Convention Floor) San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto to nominate Vice President for President. Senator Abraham Ribicoff to nominate McGovern. Iowa Governor Harold Hughes to nominate McCarthy. Vice President writing acceptance speech and confers with party leaders with regard to Vice President choice. Reporter Bob Clark says Vice President choices include: Senators Edmund Muskie and Fred Harris or Sargent Shriver. McGovern dark horse possibility.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank

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