NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 24, 1968
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(Studio) 8 years ago, John F. Kennedy took Illinois from Nixon by less than 9,000 votes. Vote fraud charges made. Similar charges made now.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Chicago, Illinois) Regis. rolls lists 2 voters as living in vacant lot. 7 voters listed in demolished building 4 voters listed in burned out building Charged that 200 of 220 transients listed in mission house no longer live there. Those listed as residents of skid row flophse. illegal. Democrat and chairperson Bd. of Election Cmsnrs., Sidney Holzman, scoffs at charged. Republican and chairperson Better Govt. Association,George Mahin, says there will be fraud election day. [HOLZMAN - welcomes chance to make investigation. Regrets and resents charges made without fact.] [MAHIN - says everybody caught subject to $10,000 fine and 5 years in prison. People afraid of federal representatives rather than local authorities. Same precinct judges will be working election day who permitted these practices and didn't canvass precincts.]
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber
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