NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 10, 1972
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(Studio) This may be a history-making night at Democratic national convention
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Miami Beach, Florida) [J.P. "Mike" MALONEY - Humphrey deputy campaign manager, strategist for stop McGovern movement, says California challenge will be upheld on convention floor. Criticizes Chairperson O'Brien's ruling that majority of all delegates allowed to vote on an issue (rather than majority of all delegates) can decide outcome.]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit
(Miami Beach, Florida) Humphrey's floor lts. will work with delegates supporting other candidates (except McGovern) in alliance to stop McGovern. Motto "ABM" means "Anyone But McGovern". Some delegates pledged to Muskie, however, say they will vote for McGovern on California issue.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Miami Beach, Florida) Parliamentary procedures and rulings may determine outcome of convention In credentials committee reports, challenge to South Carolina delegation comes before important California and Illinois challenges. Chairperson O'Brien will set rules, or precedence, for all challengers, therefore, with SC. He will say majority of those able to vote will win issue. O'Brien himself may then be challenged.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin
(Miami Beach, Florida) [Reverend Jesse JACKSON - leader of challengers to Chicago, Illinois, Mayor Richard Daley's delegation, says he's willing to compromise. Says best of both worlds would achieve more. Says McGovern prefers compromise to all-out fight, but wants mutual consent.]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker