NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 12, 1976
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(Studio) Former Senator Eugene McCarthy's name will appear on president ballot in 30 states, enough to make difference in electoral votes by taking more from Carter than Ford. Supreme Court says today no candidates other than Carter and Ford can be in last president debate; McCarthy had asked to be allowed to participate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) Reporter notes problems in running campaign as candidate of neither major party; McCarthy loyalists, like ones at fund-raiser in Madison, WI, trying for some political weight. In WI, McCarthy candidacy could cause Carter to lose state and electoral votes. McCarthy mainly campaigns on campuses, like University of WI. Knows campaign hurts Carter, but doesn't stop criticism of Carter. [McCARTHY - notes Carter remarks re: Kent State shooting.] Speaks at Northwestern University in Illinois; says 2 major candidates don't offer voters choice. [McCARTHY - talks about limiting defense budget and preparations.] McCarthy not allowed to march in Columbus Day parade in Chicago, where Carter marched with Mayor Richard Daley. McCarthy supporters have to decide if vote for him is wasted vote, vote for Ford or just vote for McCarthy since he can't win.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
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