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Campaign `72 / Illinois Delegates Challenged #464951

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 08, 1972
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(Studio) Chicago's 59 uncommitted delegates to Democratic national conv., controlled by Mayor Daley, are being challenged by some McGovern supporters. Delegates said not representative of people in their districts.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) 7th Congress district include fashionable high-rise apts. and slums. Statistics on composition of district given. There are no blacks, Latins, women, or young delegates to represent district composed largely of these groups. Delegates named. Mayor Daley says delegates were elected fairly which supersedes reform rules. Credentials Committee will hear challenge in Miami Beach, Florida, next month

(Studio) Unity nvt. is stirring in Democratic party to prevent such issues from disrupting convention Its beneficiary would be McGovern.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Kay, Dick

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