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Election 1968 / Voting / Procedures #198654

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 05, 1968
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(Studio) 1st time since 1912 that 3rd party had important influence on election. May not know until later who wins.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Ea. states' voting to appear in studio. Ea. network, Associated Press and United Press International using same figures. NES (National Election Service) reports precinct votes except Cook Cnty., Illinois. Map shows 7 regional ctrs. where vote transmitted to NYC. All orgs. get data at same time. CBS selects 3,500 sample precincts; those votes phoned in. Computer compares votes to votes of other precincts and will determine what direction vote will take. CBS news estimate to be shown.
REPORTER: Joseph Benti

(Studio) News estimate of Kentucky shown. Green bubbles in studio used so viewer won't be distracted by cameras. Reporters sitting around big well or hole. Popular vote cited. Reporter cites where polls closed and closing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Benti, Joseph;
Cronkite, Walter

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