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Election `77 / Ohio Instant Registration Issue #249758

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 07, 1977
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(Studio) Gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia and mayoral elections in several cities, include NYC, noted. Issues mostly regional, but one that is of ntl. importance is Ohio's ballot question with regard to abolition of election day registration.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Columbus, Ohio) Report on issue of election day registration, as it applies to Ohio, where it's supported by organized labor. [AFL-CIO spokesperson Warren SMITH - cites beliefs with regard to effects on numbers who vote, with and without law.] Ohio voting since law went into effect detailed and concerns of opposition about instant registration increasing voter fraud noted. [Opponent Art PETERSON - compares situation to that of Tammany Hall and Boss Tweed and to Pendergast machine.] Proponents' claim that special interests against instant vote so as to keep control of government [Proponent Regina O'LEARY - says barriers to voting that are artificial should be removed.] (TV ads for and against issue shown.) Importance of Ohio vote to national instant registration issue noted.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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