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Election 1968 / Coverage #746

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 04, 1968
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(Studio) May be long election night. 2 ABC studios combined into election central headquarters Coverage anchorman is Howard K. Smith.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Coverage begins at 7 p.m. EST. United States to elect 435 representatives; 34 Senators; 21 Govs., and 1 President Census Bureau says 74 or 75 million votes to be cast. William F. Buckley, Junior and Gore Vidal to help analyze election. To present data gathered by top political scientists. 3,000 key precincts staffed by League of Women Voters. Reports and data to go into computers at Paramus, New Jersey. No projections made until polls closed.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Paramus, New Jersey) ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) Data Center shown.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Studio) To get E. and Midwest reports from Frank Reynolds and South and West from Tom Jarriel.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Studio) Reporter explains how raw vote to be computed. West is Richard Nixon cntry. Only Hawaii considered Hubert Humphrey's. George Wallace likely to pick up 67 votes in South according to pollsters. Leaning to Nixon: Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Texas; 70 votes.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) New York votes seem destined for Humphrey. Nixon doesn't consider New York vital. Humphrey reported edge in Michigan; should be Wallace support there. Nixon way ahead in Illinois. Ohio and Connecticut to be watched for trends.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jarriel, Tom;
Reynolds, Frank;
Smith, Howard K.

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