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Contested Elections / California / Louisiana #172618

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 19, 1997
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(Studio: Renee Poussaint) [NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen 5:44:00 - 5:45:50.] Report introduced.

(Santa Ana: Judy Muller) Call from defeated Congressional candidate Bob Dornan for an election recall against Representative Loretta Sanchez featured; scenes shown from a Hose Oversight Committee hearing into election fraud charges. [Last November, DORNAN - makes threats.] [At meeting, DORNAN, SANCHEZ, Dornan SUPPORTER - state their cases.]

(Studio: Renee Poussaint) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Deborah Weiner) The contested election in Louisiana between Senator Mary Landrieu and loser Woody Jenkins examined; details given of charges by Jenkins that gambling money financed the effort by the mayor of New Orleans to control the Senate race. [Two local PEOPLE - says it is politics as usual.] [JENKINS, LANDRIEU, Mayor Marc MORIAL, Louisiana political analyst John MAGINNIS - offer differing opinions on whether there was election fraud.]

Muller, Judy;
Poussaint, Renee;
Weiner, Deborah

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