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Campaign `72 / McGovern #223609

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 26, 1972
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern wins block of delegates to Democratic Convention Democratic platform and credentials committees meet.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Washington, DC Representative Walter Fauntroy assembles bloc of 96 previously uncommitted black delegates to support McGovern. [MCGOVERN - says new strength assures 1st ballot nomination at Democrat convention.] Aides find duplications; say McGovern is 17 delegates short of needed 1509. [Humphrey aide Arnold PINKNEY - says telephone survey shows several black delegates still uncommitted.] [N.O.W., Gloria STEINEM - disappointed with many McGovern stands on women.] Women angered at McGovern for not sponsoring woman co-chairperson (with Lawrence O'Brien) at convention
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(Studio) CBS estimates McGovern with 1418 delegates. Democrat delegate counts also cited for Humphrey, Wallace, and Muskie.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schoumacher, David

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