NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 26, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic credentials committee considers challenge of California delegation. McGovern's 45% California victory gave him all 271 votes. Senator Hubert Humphrey now wants 40% of those votes.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Humphrey California campaign manager Joseph Cerrell calls on credentials committee to award California delegates proportionally among candidates. Former Senator Eugene McCarthy says party reform intended to do away with winner-take-all Primaries. McGovern California campaign manager Eli Siegle insists reform sanctioned California Primary. Representative Donald Frazier, who now heads reform commission agrees with Siegle. [CERRELL - says Humphrey would gain 106 delegates, other candidates would get some. McGovern would lost 151 if California delegates apportioned according to California vote.] [McGovern aide, Frank MANKIEWICZ - says challenge would not threaten McGovern 1st ballot victory, but would be damaging to conv., exposing Humphrey as a sore loser.]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit
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