CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 07, 1968
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(Studio) With 96% vote in, Richard Nixon has 30,041,582 votes and 43%; Hubert H. Humphrey has 29,766,043 and 43%, and George Wallace has 9,242,950 and 13%. Humphrey gets Texas votes. Pollster Louis Harris says Nixon would have won by 10% if Wallace hadn't run. Spk. at National Press Club.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [HARRIS - says Humphrey never caught on as personality in election. Neither he nor Nixon got better than soft reaction. Democrats and Negroes voted for Vice President and most of labor votes switched from Wallace to Vice President Wallace campaign dropped in North and new South Drop benefitted Nixon, not Humphrey. Electoral college battle settled in Florida, SC, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and OK.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
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