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Electoral College / Nixon / North Carolina Elector #200452

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 06, 1969
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(Studio) Congress certifies election of Richard Nixon as President Elector from North Carolina vote's for George Wallace. 6th time in history elector defies constituents. Elector challenged; decision upholds defection.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Senator Edmund Muskie, ME, leads challenge. Senator Sam Ervin, North Carolina, opposes challenge. Sen Richard Russell, Georgia, announces 301 votes for Nixon. [MUSKIE - Senator decided I was wrong. Now elector free; can commit himself and later change mind.]

(Studio) Ted Harrison, WFMY, Rocky Mt., North Carolina, interviews Dr. Lloyd Bailey, challenged elector.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rocky Mt., North Carolina) [BAILEY - Founding fathers foresaw need for electorate to have some freedom. Voted for mandate of district.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Hart, John;
Harrison, Ted

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