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Voting Rights Act #523906

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 04, 1982
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee reported proposing compromise extension of Voting Rights Act; votes of Senators Strom Thurmond, Orrin Hatch, Jeremiah Denton and John East reported Implications of Republican party's support of issue considered. [Reverend Perry SMITH - announces candidate for Maryland seat.] Republican party's courting of blacks examined; Smith's switch from Democratic party cited as example [Republican national committee chairperson Richard RICHARDS - announces funding of black cands.] [SMITH - responds.] Texas candidate Lucy Patterson's campaign discussed. [PATTERSON -backs President Reagan's budget cuts.] States with which Republican Party is concerned listed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger

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