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1984 Vote / Illinois Primary #89119

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 1984
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(Studio) Outcome of yesterday's Illinois primary reported; votes and delegates received by Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, Jesse Jackson listed on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) Mondale's Illinois win interpreted; apparent role of suburban vote considered. Other socioecon. groups' voting patterns for each candidate listed on screen. Possible advantages to Hart in Connecticut and demographic breakdown of voters in New York outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Mondale's campaign finance problems discussed; his efforts to raise funds today in New Mexico noted. Films shown. Importance to both Mondale and Hart of upcoming New York primary considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Richmond, Virginia) Jackson's claims of racism among whites in current campaign as responsible for his inability to attract broader following examined. [JACKSON - feels whites have developed historical disregard for intelligence and perseverance of blacks; criticizes media's interest in race issue in his campaign while ignoring relative lack of black support for Hart; attributes current problems to historical resistance of whites to blacks breaking barriers.]
REPORTER: Kenneth Walker


(Studio) Mayor Harold Washington said apparently losing yesterday's power struggle with alderman Edward Vrdolyak for chairperson of Cook Cnty. Democratic party
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry;
Walker, Kenneth.

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