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Campaign 1976 / Republican Convention / Delegate Counts #44824

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 13, 1976
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(Studio) Both sides in Republican presidential race have claimed enough delegate counts to nominate their candidate. President Ford's delegate counter reports new set of figs.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Kansas City) James Baker moves counting operation to Kansas City and announces Ford has number just barely over enough for nomination. [BAKER - says numbers are 1135-Ford; 1031-Reagan; 93-uncommitted.] 30 of uncommitted belong to Mississippi, now dropped from list crucial to Ford nomination. Sources say Baker strategy is to try for 1 more big uncommitted shift to Ford. [BAKER - says uncommitted will probably stay that way till last minute] Ford representatives say Buckley issue will not effect final days' scrambling for delegates.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Kansas City) Reagan campaign manager John Sears comments on Ford delegate count, but refuses to give count of Reagan delegates. [SEARS - comments on Pennsylvania and New York delegate numbers claimed by Ford forces.] During briefing, Sears says Ford figs. wrong, especially with regard to procedural questions or rules changes roll call votes. Sears and Reagan apparently trying to achieve momentum on earlier ballots that will carry them through only one that counts.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Compton, Ann;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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