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Campaign `72 / Demo. Credentials Committee #21277

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 29, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic credentials committee upholds California delegate challenge.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Stop-McGovern forces rally to take away 151 of McGovern's 271 California delegates, reapportioning them by percentage of California vote to all candidates. (New York labor leader Victor GOTBAUM - outraged at AFL-CIO, hesitant to accept reform.] [Credentials committee chairperson, Mrs. Patricia HARRIS - announces vote supporting California challenge.] Issue will be raised again on convention floor.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(DC) [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - addressing National Press Club, learns of credential committee vote from aide. Tells reporters to file away political obituaries on him. Says McGovern would have challenged California if he, Humphrey, had won.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) [MCGOVERN - calls action the rottenest political steal he's seen in his career. Says he won't support anyone who must win non. with such crooked means.]

(Studio) Humphrey says he will support whoever convention moms.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Clark, Bob;
Donaldson, Sam;
Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.

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