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Election 1968 / Electoral College #197975

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 17, 1968
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(Studio) Report on possibility of election being thrown in House
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) If George Wallace did throw election to House, would-be 1st time since 1824. If Wallace got 66 electoral votes, neither Richard Nixon or Hubert Humphrey would get number needed to win. December 16, President electors meet to cast ballots; stalemate could be broken. If not broken, election goes to House Ea. state has 1 vote. If state can't decide, it can't vote. Democrats control 28 delegations; Republicans 18 and 4 states are evenly divided. Shift of 1 seat would give Republicans control in 7 states. Charts shown. Humphrey wouldn't necessarily win if election went to new House Reporter cites possibilities.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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