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Democratic Convention / Credentials / Georgia Decision #441629

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 26, 1968
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(Convention Hall) Credentials Committee votes to seat both Georgia delegations and give all 1/2 vote. Governor Lester Maddox resigns from regular delegation to campaign; feels decision is stupid. [Chairperson Committee Governor Richard HUGHES - says committee finds approach fair and just. Believe all Georgia delegates interested in unified Democratic Party will adhere to it. Heard Maddox won't participate in delegation. Won't comment on his President candidacy. Feels decision will forestall floor fight. Georgia only lost 1 Democratic President in 100 years.]
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Convention Hall) [McCarthy Coordinator Joseph RAUH JR. - says committee hasn't faced up to discrimination problem. Committee major validated discriminatory delegations in Alabama, North Carolina and Texas. Those challenges must be accepted.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Chicago, Illinois) [Georgia Reg. George HAMILTON - says won't accept committee decision. Won't sit in hall or by Julian Bond. Won't sit with man who advocated burning draft cards, was associate of Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown and who speak for VC. Not that type of American; will be great defection of Democratic vote to Republican Party and especially George Wallace.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Brinkley, David;
Perkins, Jack

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