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Carter / Election Reforms #47806

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 22, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter proposes sweeping election reforms.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Vice President Mondale states problem at news conference [MONDALE - problem is low level of voter participation in United States and proposals are way to solve it.] Voter registration reform proposal noted; some states have easier registration procedures, include WI, where Representative William Steiger looked into abuses last year [STEIGER - says double voting did happen, largely around Madison campus area where done as fun; no extensive misuse found in investigations in his districts.] Penalties under proposal cited. Proposal put to Congress as bill today and early reaction is favorable; if passed, could mean as many as 25% more people voting.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

Kaplow, Herbert;
Walters, Barbara

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