CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 27, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic platform committee drafts proposal which Senator George McGovern calls beautiful. He also wins major battle in Democratic credentials committee hearings on California primary challenge. Hearing examiner reports he found no basis for challenge to McGovern's winner-take-all, 271-delegate victory.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [McGovern coordinator Frank MANKIEWICZ - says report supports McGovern Commission guidelines and exposes California challenge as frivolous attempt to win through political maneuvering what could not be won at ballot box.] Humphrey forces vow to press fight before full committee and on convention floor. 2nd hearing examiner's report backs Chicago, Illinois, group trying to unseat Mayor Richard Daley and 59 delegates. [Chicago alderman William SINGER - says Daley totally ignored party reform rules.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Chicago, Illinois) [DALEY - confident he will not be unseated because his power is needed, jovially pledges support of Democrats]
REPORTER: Bill Plante
(Little Rock, Arkansas) [MCGOVERN - says Illinois delegate challenge is serious but refuses to make judgement on it.] He may urge compromise: that Daley replace some delegates with minority representatives still loyal to mayor. [MCGOVERN - criticizes commentators who say he can't carry the South.] He will visit Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter in Atlanta.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher
(Studio) Credentials committee rejects challenges and seats South Carolina and Alabama delegations. CBS news tally of Demo delegate strength for candidates given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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