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Campaign `80 / Republican Platform / Demo. Delegates #66915

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Detroit, Michigan) Debate on ERA in human resources subcommittee of Republican platform committee featured; Hawaii's John Leopold said calling for full endorsement of amendment. Hawaii recalled as 1st state to ratify ERA. [Glenda MATTOON, Betty RENDEL - comment.] Defeat of pro-ERA forces reported; 1976 commitment to ERA and this year's platform quoted on screen. [LEOPOLD - blames Ronald Reagan for defeat; explains.] Leopold's efforts to take issue before entire platform and for floor fight at convention if necessary outlined.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Subcommittee 's vote on constitutional amendment banning abortion reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Carter supporters reported turning back Kennedy challengers in Democratic platform rules committee 's consideration of open convention
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Overriding of Kennedy delegates by platform committee examined; struggle over rule F-3C with regard to freedom of delegates to vote their choice outlined. [James O'HARA, Don FOWLER - debate issue.] Despite Kennedy's loss here today, he's said to have enough delegates to take matter to convention in August Kennedy's continued chairing of energy hearing today noted; films shown.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

Mackin, Catherine;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Vanocur, Sander

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