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LBJ / 1948 Senate Runoff #253451

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 31, 1977
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(Studio) Rumors began in 1948 when Lyndon Johnson won slight victory in senate primary runoff. Now Luis Salas gives more information with regard to race.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Dallas, Texas) Details of close election noted; Jim Wells Cnty. was then part of political domain of George Parr and Johnson had received 1000-vote margin there. Salas says Parr, Democrat official Ed Lloyd, Johnson and self were at mtg. (Interview by KHOU-TV reporter Dennis Murphy.) [SALAS - says Johnson asked Parr for 200 more votes, Parr asked Salas to add them to count. Says this is way Texas pols. worked.] Count was challenged in court, allowed to stand, but rumors of fraud never silenced.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Dean, Morton;
Engberg, Eric

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