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Campaign `72 / Demo. Credentials Committee #223613

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 26, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic credentials committee faces challenge of delegates from California. McGovern took 271 delegates with 45% vote. Humphrey, with 40% vote, claims he should get a share under proportional representative rule. [HUMPHREY - in June 4 interview, however, said only a spoilsport would challenge California delegate law.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Delegate reads Humphrey statement supporting challenge of California delegation.] If challenge is successful it could cost McGovern 151 delegates. Supporters of Humphrey, Jackson, Chisholm, and Wallace ban together to battle McGovern. [McGovern attorney Joseph RAUH - says challengers are trying to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.] [McGovern coordinator Frank MANKIEWICZ - confident challenge will be rejected, but Humphrey will be demeaned, party damaged by move.] [Humphrey California campaign director, Joseph CERREL - says ball game isn't over.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton

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