CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 29, 1972
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(Studio) 3 weeks ago, Senator George McGovern won 271 delegates in California's winner-take-all primary, with 44% vote. Senator Hubert Humphrey got 39%, other candidates got rest. Losers challenge California law, demanding proportional allocation of delegates. Democratic credentials committee votes to uphold challenge.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [Committee members debate California challenge.] [Committee Chairperson Mrs. Patricia HARRIS - announces vote; motion adopted.] McGovern forces will fight challenge on convention floor.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(DC) [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - speaking at National Press Club, learns of committee decision, says his chances at Democratic nomination have markedly improved.
REPORTER: Michele Clark
(DC) [MCGOVERN - calls action the rottenest political steal he's seen in his career. His opponents pulled off inside a committee room what they were unable to accomplish in open and free election. Will not support convention if it sustains such a shabby and corrupt arrangement.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher
(Los Angeles) Humphrey forces begin organization delegation for conv., warning they may still get thrown out in convention floor fight over today's ruling. [Humphrey supporter Rosalind WYMAN - explains efforts to get Humphrey delegation from California to conv.]
REPORTER: Lucy Salenger
(Studio) Credentials committee decision takes away 151 McGovern delegates to be given to other candidates according to their % California vote. Humphrey picks up 106, Wallace 16, Chisholm 12, Muskie 6, Yorty 4, McCarthy 3, Jackson 2, and Lindsay 2. McGovern now has 1225 formally committed delegates.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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