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Election 1976 / Carter's Southern Support #243606

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 03, 1976
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(Studio) Carter's victory based on solid southern support.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Report on Carter's support in South; only in growing, affluent suburbs of DC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Houston and Dallas did Ford out-poll Carter. Heavy black vote for Carter in South noted; some leaders say this ironic; Carter support by blacks noted as reported by executive director of Atlanta's Voter Education Project John Lewis. [LEWIS - notes voting of blacks in Mississippi, Louisiana and SC.] 2 South pols. on opposing sides speak with regard to deep pull of south pride. [Alabama Governor George WALLACE - cites reasons people in South felt Carter best for president] [John CONNALLY - says Republican never overcame geographical affinity Carter had.] Carter comment with regard to accents noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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