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Demo. Credentials Committee / National Convention #465410

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 04, 1972
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(Studio) Democrats, still arguing about McGovern's loss of California delegates and Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley's delegation ousting, appeared before 3 federal judges in DC. No resolution until at least Wednesday Jerry Wurf, head of State, County, and Municipal Employee's Union, endorsed McGovern. Humphrey's campaign manager said McGovern's threat to bolt party if treated unfairly at convention amounts to "cry baby emotional blackmail."
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Credentials committee chairperson receives flowers. [Chairperson Mrs. Patricia HARRIS - lauds committee for proving the Democrat process and Democratic party have vitality.] Committee results: McGovern's net loss, 90 delegates; Humphrey net gain 98 1/2; little change for Wallace and Muskie. Final fight at full meeting of Democratic Convention
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Studio) NBC's delegate strength calculations: McGovern 1297; Humphrey 476; Wallace 383; Muskie 263 1/2; uncommitted 394 1/2. Some women losing delegates from Texas are fighting for a place at convention
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Women members of committee hold less than 1/2 the votes, so Texas women doomed from start. Mrs. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas was appointed to credentials committee and wanted to be Miami Beach delegate.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(San Antonio, Texas) June 13 at Texas State convention Mrs. Johnson named vice-chairperson of state conv., but not named delegate for Humphrey.

(DC) June 27, Helen Cassidy, head of Texas Women's Pol. Caucus, demanding more women delegates. [Texas delegation attorney, Charles PERNELL - says delegates and alternates deny that there were able, willing and qualified women at convention to serve as delegates.] [CASSIDY - critical of Pernell statement.] Women given only 39 delegates. Deserved 26 more to equal their percentage of Texas population In end all lost. [CASSIDY - says we tried to make our challenge for women and not for an individual, an ego.] [JOHNSON - feels she was used by Texas Women's Pol. Caucus.] Men of Texas had power and votes to turn back women's challenge.

(Studio) Convention begins next Monday in Miami Beach.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami Beach, Florida) Hotels to be used by the several candidates identified. McGovern to use Doral; Humphrey, the Carillon; Wallace, the Sheraton Four Ambassadors. Convention Hall not quite ready. Residents of Miami Beach apprehensive. [Man on street - urges young demonstrators to go home.] [Man on street - argues with youth.] Democrat seek to lower apprehension.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve;
Nessen, Ron;
Pettit, Tom
Duration:
00:10:00

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