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1984 Vote / Elec. / Early Projections #88015

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 06, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) Exit polls' function and process explained; strengths of Reagan and Mondale perceived by those polled outlined on screen. Role of League of Women Voters in polling voters mentioned.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) West states' concern with early network projections noted; California cited as example
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Los Angeles, California) Networks' early projections in 1980 and criticism over its possible impact on election's outcome reviewed. [November 4, 1980, Jimmy CARTER - concedes defeat.] [campaign. coordinator David GOMBERG - thinks race was decided by Carter's early announcement; cites number votes deciding some legislative contests as result.] Concerns over early projections' impact by Congress cands. George Brown, Jerry Patterson cited as example [PATTERSON - thinks Republicans can be affected as well.]
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry;
Shepard, Gary

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