CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 1972
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(Studio) With 98% vote in, President Nixon wins 45,861,690 votes, or 61%. Senator George McGovern wins 28,402,465 votes, or 38%. American party's. Johm Schmitz gets 1,047,030 votes, or 1%. Dr. Benjamin Spock gets 73,678 votes, less than 1%. Nixon victory rivals record Johnson win over Goldwater in 1964. Nixon gets 521 electoral votes; McGovern 17 from Massachusetts and DC. Rivals F. D. Roosevelt landslide over Landon in 1936. 10 years ago he lost race for gov. in California and told press they wouldn't have him to kick around anymore. Nixon plans top-level shakeup for 2nd administration
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(White House) President Nixon leaves for Florida to ponder series of changes in cabinet and White House staff. President Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler says Nixon feels government can be run more efficiently and effectively. All President appointees asked to submit resignations-some will be accepted. Defense Secretary Laird, MUD Secretary Romney to leave. Attorney General Kleindienst, Secretary State Rogers may go. (Rogers may be next Supreme Court nomination) New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, John Connally, Henry Kissinger possible replacements for Rogers at State Department
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
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