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Campaign 1976 / North Carolina Primary / Carter #487593

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 23, 1976
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(Studio) In Democrat North Carolina primary, absentee ballots counted indicated 57% for Jimmy Carter, 20% for Alabama Governor George Wallace, 9% for Representative Morris Udall and 8% for Senator Henry Jackson. Vote totals given. In Republican primary, President Ford received 56% of absentee vote with Ronald Reagan recing. 44%. Vote totals given. Ford hopes for moderate victory. Reagan and Wallace say they'll stay in race no matter what.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(North Carolina) North Carolina has spring weather. Light-moderate vote turnout expected. 61 Democrat and 54 Republican delegates are at stake.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Carter has worked on North Carolina's black voters.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(North Carolina) Carter shown talking to black children. Carter moves easily among black and white voters. 1/3 million blacks registered to vote here. His wife, Rosalynn, talks at black housing project. [Mrs. CARTER - says Carter has received black vote. Martin Luther King Senior has endorsed him.] Carter commercial played on black radio station [Democratic representative Rowe MOTLEY - says most blacks go by gut feelings. Feels Carter is honest.] Carter seems to have gotten black vote without antagonizing white working class. He's stolen votes from Wallace.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Campaign `76 reports to follow.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Pettit, Tom

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