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Election `78 #51999

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 07, 1978
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(Studio) Beginnings of poll closings for this election day in Kentucky and Alabama, while others remain open longer, noted. Factors concerning elecs. reported, include weather, expected voter turnout and some tightly contested races in Senate and House Races mentioned are those of Illinois Senator Charles Percy and Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke. Films shown. Voter turnout in Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota and Colorado stated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Examination made of potential effects on Senator of elecs. being decided today. Races of Senators Brooke and Percy mentioned. Retiring Senator James Eastland's relinquishing reigns of Judiciary Committee to more liberal Senator Edward Kennedy, who will be tougher on big business, noted. Senator John Sparkman's retirement reported to put liberal Senator Frank Church in chairperson of For. Relations Committee; Church's possible leadership of move for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) treaty with USSR stated.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(DC) Republicans noted to be discussing only gains of 10-15 seats in House; this reported not enough to change Democrat major Focus on House races where incumbents are in ethical trouble stated; these cases outlined. All but 3 of these said favored to win. Democrats' monitoring of Washington race of Representative Tom Foley, who is Agriculture Committee chairperson and chairperson of Democrat Caucus, mentioned.

(Studio) State legislature and governor races across nation noted; upcoming reports outlined.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) No. of Americans qualified to vote today stated on screen.

Farmer, Don;
Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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