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Campaign `72 / Illinois Primary #19829

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 21, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Edmund Muskie fights to regain front-runner title for Democrat pres. nomination in Illinois primary, against rival Senators George McGovern and Eugene McCarthy.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Chicago, Illinois) Former Senator McCarthy fights Muskie for tally in ballots, and for delegates to convention Muskie tries to convince voters he is not a loser. McGovern, not entered on ballot, campaigns only for delegates. Most other Democratic candidates have delegate slates on ballot, but do not campaign in Illinois. Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley's political machine is losing power as his state and local candidates have serious challenges. New Democrat rules mean he can't lock up convention delegates as he has before. Uncommitted delegates on ballot will be in his power, however, if elected.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

(Studio) Vote fraud arrests reported in Chicago almost as soon as polls opened.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.;
Tucker, Lem

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