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Election `77 / Results / Ohio School Issue and Instant Registration #249800

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 09, 1977
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(Studio) Reelections of incumbent govs. in New Jersey and Virginia, Democrat Brendan Byrne and Republican John Dalton, respectively, noted. Other election results cited incl. Lyndon Johnson's son-in-law, Charles Robb, as Virginia lieutenant governor, Ed Koch as New York City mayor and one of youngest elected, Dennis Kucinich, new mayor of Cleveland. (Film shown.) [KUCINICH - didn't get into pols. to be youngest mayor of big city, but best.] One of oldest elected, Isabella Cannon as mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, cited. (Film shown.) [CANNON - thinks Raleigh was ready for woman and for type of mayor she'll be.] Losing bid of antibusing figure LouiseDay Hicks, for Boston city council seat, noted. Toledo, Ohio, voters' decision to allow emergency tax levy in order to reopen schools, closed for lack of funds, and Ohio state vote against instant voter registration on election day detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Columbus, Ohio) Report on defeat of election day registration law and impact on similar national program proposed by President Carter. [Instant registration opponent Art PETERSON - thinks vote indicates Carter has lost support he had one year ago.] Professional issue campaigner Charles Baker, whom Democrat-labor supporters of law brought in from DC, cites own views. [BAKER - doesn't think it was referendum on national issue or on Carter.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Studio) No. of Ohio residents who voted under defeated instant registration law noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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