NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 22, 1972
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(Studio) Republican rules committee fails to find compromise on how delegates to 1976 convention should be apportioned. Committee majority report favors conservatives, small and Southern states. Liberals, large and Northern states fight decision on convention floor, but lose.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Miami Beach, Florida) [WI delegate, Representative William STEIGER - urges adoption of substitute amendment.] [Rules committee chairperson William CRAMER - supports majority report] [South Dakota and Tennessee delegates vote no.] [Convention chairperson, Representative Gerald FORD - announces vote defeating Steiger amendment.] This vote representatives end of stop Agnew in `76 movement Large urban states (New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio) and their liberal candidate for `76, Senator Charles Percy, defeated by vote. Southern states retain undue share of influence. Ripon Society and Pennsylvania Republican party to file court challenges.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit