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Campaign `72 / California Primary #464216

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 23, 1972
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(Studio) OR, Rhode Island President primaries held today. McGovern favored in both. California primary will be show-down between Humphrey and McGovern.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(San Francisco, California) Alabama Governor George Wallace is write-in-candidate in California primary. Is not on ballot because he had no idea he would do as well as he has in Democrat primaries. [Wallace campaign, Keith GREEN - says candidates must file 72 days prior to California primary. If one runs in California primary, he cannot run in another party later. Wallace wanted open option.] [Secretary of State Edmund BROWN. Junior - says voter can easily write in Wallace in California primary.] Winner of California primary gets all 271 votes and as write-in, Wallace as winner, doubtful.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) OR, Rhode Island primary results will be announced throughout evening, with special on Nixon Russia Trip at 10:30 p.m. EDT.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Mackin, Catherine;
Utley, Garrick

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