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1984 Vote / Illinois Primary #89073

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 19, 1984
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(Studio) Importance of tomorrow's Illinois primary for Gary Hart, Walter Mondale Jesse Jackson explained. Findings of ABC "News-Washington Post" poll on Democrat cands outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Chicago, Illinois) Illinois campaign efforts of Jackson, Mondale and Hart described, examined; films shown. [Mayor Harold WASHINGTON - notes significance of primary for Chicago and Cook Cnty. government] Washington's effort to consolidate his power through primary explained; Washington's move to gain control over city council led by alderman Edward Vrdolyak, who supports Mondale, noted. [University of Chicago spokesperson Gary ORFIELD - comments on Washington's power plays.] [VRDOLYAK - didn't anticipate being involved in presidential campaign] Hart commercial linking Vrdolyak with Mondale shown. [MONDALE - criticizes Hart's inability to withdraw commercial.] [VRDOLYAK - puts Cook Cnty. Democrat organization ahead of national primary.]
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Incrd. black voter registration in Cook Cnty. recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Chicago, Illinois) Jackson campaign's focus on economy and political power for blacks rather than his actual nomination as President examined. [JACKSON - encourages voters.] His success in getting majority of black voters in recent south primaries recalled. [VOTER - will wait for ballot.] [JACKSON - notes disenfranchisement of black voters due to complex voting schemes.] Impact on Mondale of black voter support for Jackson noted.
REPORTER: Kenneth Walker

(Studio) Delegate count for Mondale, Hart and Jackson so far listed on screen, discussed. New York City Mayor Edward Koch reported endorsing Mondale; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Vanocur, Sander;
Walker, Kenneth.

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