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Oregon / Religious Cult #293761

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(The Dalles, OR) Controversy over Rajneesh religious cult's recruitment of the destitute nationwide for possible ballotbox-stuffing in upcoming local elec. as means of gaining control of county examined. [Wasco Cnty. clerk Sue PROFFITT - announces decision to administer blanket rejection of all newly registered voters.] [Cult MBRS. - respond.] [Rajneesh spokesperson Ma Anand SHEELA - thinks cult can run county better than cmsnrs.] [PROFFITT - responds.] Escalating tension in region noted illustrated by increase gun sales and Rajneesh's armed guards. [Cnty. official William HULSE - is appalled at prospect of violence.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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