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Convention / Vietnam Plank / President Nomination #199433

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 28, 1968
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(Convention Floor) Convention rejects minority Vietnam plank. It calls for unconditional end to bombing and reduced American military action. Convention adopts maj. plank with administration viewpoint. Vote 1,568 to 1,041. Selection of Presidential candidate is next order of business After Senator Edward Kennedy withdrew self from running, favorite sons and others join Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey bandwagon. Mayor Richard Daley endorses Vice President and gives 112 votes to him. Projection gives Vice President 1,594; Senator Eugene McCarthy 527, and Senator George McGovern 59. 1,311 needed. McCarthy earlier offered to throw all his support to Kennedy. Has no chance to win. San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto to nominate Humphrey. Iowa Governor Harold Hughes to nominate McCarthy and Senator Abraham Ribicoff will nominate McGovern.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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