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1984 Vote / Final Campaigns #87495

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1984
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(Studio) "Chicago Tribune" and "San Francisco Examiner" reported endorsing President Reagan, with "Washington Post" and "New York Times" endorsing Walter Mondale as final week of campaign begins.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Seattle, WA) Mondale's final push for election examined; films shown. [MONDALE - wants to revive Peace Corps; tells heckler to "shut up"; quotes Harry Truman's "city on the hill" speech.] Turnouts for him in Oregon and WA, despite latter's history of supporting Republicans, described, shown. [MONDALE - jokes about United States discrimination against Norwegians, rectified by electing one President this year.]

(Parkersburg, West Virginia) Reagan's effort to produce landslide victory over Mondale examined; films shown. [REAGAN - claims public opposes Mondale's tax increases] President's campaign efforts on behalf of Republican Congress cands. today noted. [REAGAN - endorses Robert Walker; attacks Thomas O'Neill; denies anticipating landslide.] His final campaign strategy said suggesting otherwise; details given. [REAGAN - asks for votes in West Virginia.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) No. electoral votes at stake in California mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Los Angeles, California) California's importance to Mondale and his difficulty there in light of Reagan's long-standing political history in California examined; films shown. Senator Edward Kennedy, Representative Claude Pepper, Senator Gary Hart noted among Democratic party luminaries campaigning for Mondale-Ferraro here; focus of Mondale campaign efforts in state described. [Assemblyman Willie BROWN - thinks local races could win California for Mondale; explains.] [Reagan aide Lyn NOFZIGER - acknowledges having to pay more attention to California.] State's history of voting Republican recalled.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Democratic party chairperson Charles Manatt report claiming Republicans are offering reward for uncovering voter fraud; his claim that such offer will encourage vigilante activity to keep poor, uneducated and minority voters away from polls. Response of Republican chairperson Frank Fahrenkopf mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Vanocur, Sander

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