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Demo. Credentials Committee / Demo. National Convention #21298

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 30, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic credentials committee voted to deprive George McGovern of more than 1/2 the delegates he won in California primary. McGovernites fighting to unseat 59 Chicago delegates loyal to Mayor Daley.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) After California decision, McGovernites actively against Daley delegates. Speculation as to what effect will California vote have on Chicago vote. [Challenge spksmn. William SINGER - difficult to predict; hopes for victory.] Challengers charged Daley would say how to vote in Miami. [Daley delegation attorney Ray SIMON - says Daley's endorsement would influence uncommitted delegates only.] Chicago decision last big one in DC.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Studio) McGovern angered at credentials committee vote on California.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) McGovern calm today. [MCGOVERN - says President is deliberately perpetrating a hoax on American people when he says bombing will bring home POWs.] Talked on loss of California delegates. [MCGOVERN - no question that California delegation will be restored at Miami Beach convention Says he's not involved in Chicago challenge.] McGovern forces' private concern is heading off bitter party fight in Miami.
REPORTER: Bill Matney

(Studio) No. of Miami Beach lawmen at convs. to be doubled. Army troops on standby outside city.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Miami, Florida) Tent city at Homestead AFB, 35 mile south of Miami Beach to house 82nd Air Force division if they're needed in case of trouble.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(Studio) Governor George Wallace will leave Silver Spring, MD, hospital Friday for Miami Beach convention via Montgomery, Alabama.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Geer, Stephen;
Matney, Bill;
Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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