ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 05, 1972
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(Studio) Three judge Appeals Court reverses federal judge; says delegate selection for Democratic Convention is legal rather than political question. Court rules Democratic party acted unconstitutionally in stripping McGovern of California delegate votes; orders votes restored.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Court says Democratic credentials committee acted arbitrarily and unconstitutionally in unseating some McGovern California delegates. Decision will be appealed to Supreme Court Court supports challenge to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's Illinois delegates. [MCGOVERN campaign director Frank MANKIEWICZ - says McGovern will win first ballot nomination.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
(Miami Beach, Florida) [Democratic National Committee attorney Joseph CALIFANO - says party will ask Supreme Court to convene to hear appeal on California delegate case.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
(Miami Beach, Florida) If court decision seating all California delegates for McGovern stands, Democratic Convention may be spared self-inflicted wounds of previous conventions.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) ABC News Democratic delegate count given. McGovern shown with 1,503.25 of 1,509 needed for nomination.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
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