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Campaign 1976 / Republican Convention / Delegate Count / Rule 16C #247481

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 17, 1976
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(Studio) Floor fight expected tonight over Reagan-proposed rule to require President to name Vice President choice Wednesday morning. CBS News delegate count: Ford-1140; Reagan- 1040; undetermined-79. Platform planks on foreign political and abortion also on agenda.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kansas City, Missouri) President Ford announces strategy for floor fight re: proposed rule change. [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - opposes 16C. Ford Michigan coordinator Richard [sic] Fletcher says Ford sees vote as key test. [FLETCHER - says if they win on 16C it will be knockout punch.] Outcome of vote considered.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Reporter corrects previous reading of delegate count.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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