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Election `78 / Philadelphia Charter Issue / Vote Fraud Charges #496971

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1978
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(Studio) Philadelphians' defeat of city charter amendment that would have allowed Mayor Frank Rizzo to seek 3rd term noted. Chgs. of vote interference at some precincts reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Details about impoundment of Philadelphia voting machines and chgs. of vote fraud that caused action given. [Elec. commissioner and Rizzo supporter John KANE - doesn't see any irregularities. Says machine breakdowns were normal.] Maps depicting areas where many machine breakdowns occurred and areas of predominantly black voters, showing similarities of locale, shown. [Rizzo political foe Charles BOWSER - thinks machine breakdowns were contrived to nullify or reduce black vote against Rizzo.] Rizzo's lack of comment noted.
REPORTER: Robert Hager (KYW-TV newstape, Philadelphia)

Chancellor, John

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