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1968, america and turmoil, and --ning us is the author of doug stanton will be joining this, and filmmaker lynn novak, who was the most recent -- his most recent project was the vietnam war. we continue with our coverage and the of cbs news democratic convention in chicago that included the analysis and reporting of cbs news and anger walker concrete. chicago, illinois, the convention of the democratic party nominating tonight its , candidate for the presidency. that man will be hubert horatio humphrey. right now seconding speeches are being made for senator mcgovern, and then we will have a seconding speech for the
reverend mr. channing phillips of washington , d c, a favorite candidate of the black caucus. there are some 212 negro delegates here. those who are not bound by other state requirements, such as primary election, are expected to vote for channing phillips. here in the amphitheater, new a caucus toing discuss the violence downtown and hell walker is there. >> you are wasting valuable time. hal: several hundred of the mccarthy supporters and others have gathered into the caucus room, caucus room number one, to hear a proposal to all those actions taken in this convention, the action against the agents, that they gathered
together at the end of the mcgovern stage and go forth to present their objections and present a resolution. not permitted to present that resolution, they say they will not return to the convention tomorrow. the proposal is not they will walk out tonight, but they will not come back tomorrow. as one of the delegates here said, we are going to bring to a grinding halt this entire convention unless what he calls are stopped.s he was given a rousing stand of applause by the caucus delegates in this room. walter: has there been any suggestion in that caucus that new york delegates attend the fourth party meeting at the drake hotel? hal: so far the question of the new party has not come up. these people are angry about the way delegates are being treated and others at the convention are being treated. as i said, they called them atrocities.
they are just going to walk out of this meeting. they will do said subsequent times. haal.: thank you, .- hal did you have more? hal: that was it, walter. walter: morris raskin of the so-called new party has called a meeting at the drake hotel, reserved a banquet room. he is expecting 200 or 300 delegates to attend that meeting. now at the podium, the press secretary to philly senator robert kennedy, is seconding the nomination of senator mcgovern. >> a moral disaster for our nation when he calls for the application of part of our swollen defense budget to the needs of rural and urban america, he shows the passion and commitment we so badly need in the presidency. george mcgovern said in south dakota last may that robert kennedy would have been one of
the three great presidents in our history, and i believe that , too. [applause] and robert kennedy said in the same month that george mcgovern was the senator who had the most feeling and does things in the most genuine way without that affecting his life and that it , was truer of him than any other man in the united states senate, and i believe that too. [applause] >> he is the candidate, my fellow democrats, not of the clubhouse, but of the classroom. not of city hall, but of the people. [applause] not of nightsticks and tear gas and mindless brutality -- [applause]
>> not of lipsticks and tear gas and the mindless brutality we have seen on our television screens tonight and on this convention floor. [applause] the daley supporters of the illinois delegation laugh. aley doesn't look very pleased. >> out of shared concern these are human beings we are dealing with. [applause] and so, my fellow democrats, only in part, because he would have stood here tonight in support of robert kennedy, only in part because i know the affection robert kennedy has for
him, but most of all because i believe him to be the best and finest man to seek the presidency at this convention. i second the nomination and seek your support for a man i am --ud to count nationally count -- walter: that was the press secretary of the late senator kennedy, seconding mcgovern. more about the downtown trouble. is there going to be any delay in this convention as a result of what is going on downtown? i am beside the connecticut delegation. i have not been watching television. i understand there were some troubles. 60 people arrested. >> there are rather large disturbances downtown. there are these delegations caucusing now deciding not so much decide to walk out tonight, but to not return tomorrow.
>> i assume there was security here making sure there was no interruption in the convention itself. after all this is a serious , convention. we are going to nominate the next president of the united states here. >> the charge is undo force being used by police and national guardsmen. >> i know nothing about it. i have been here with my the podium andon with the delegation. >> they were making sure there -- was no -- >> -- >> chairman of the democratic party. quite a crush as as reporters attempt to ask in what is going on about the undue force being used by chicago policeman. he looked rather amazed, as did the people standing with him. as you can tell from his comments he was not briefed on it.
he sees, as mr. daley usually does no delay in this convention , as a result of what is a result of what is going on here. the chicago police say more than 150 persons have been arrested in more than 150 persons have been arrested in that series covered dish in downtown. cbs news of the democratic campaign in chicago will continue in a moment. phillips then former research stern former , research director of the national committee is nominating. >> to open the doors of political opportunity. channing phillips symbolizes those to whom and for whom robert kennedy sought to speak. channing phillips is a member of that is nominating.
-- of that black minority in america that for so many decades has been voiceless and powerless. he is among the vote was of this -- voteless of this land, for he lives in washington, d.c., whose citizens to this day are denied the right to govern themselves. he is part of the rising generation of which robert kennedy was a part. it would be a disrespect to the memory of robert kennedy to commend to this convention a black man merely because he is black. i do not presume to do that. i place before you the name of a serious man of public affairs, who in my deepest conviction is qualified for the presidency. he is qualified by his philosophy and by the instinct and passions that underly it.
he is qualified by the character and the courage that enable him to see it like it is, and to tell it like it is. [applause] >> and he is qualified by experience. i do not mean the experience of long years of long years of public office holding, quite a myopic narrow definition of the word experience. what has the so-called experienced leadership of this country brought us? when you leave this hall tonight and return downtown, look about you at the barbed wire and the helemeted troops. [applause] >> look at the repression of free expression of ideas. breathe deeply of the polluted air.
and as you travel on streets over choked with traffic, look if you will at the decay of the city and of the human spirit, that this hugely rich nation so stubbornly tolerates. that is what experienced leadership has provided this country. i submit to you that office holding is not the only experience relevant to the presidency. more important today, i believe, is the experience of living and seeing, and above all, feeling. in that respect, channing phillips is uniquely qualified for the presidency. no other candidate before this convention was born and raised in the ghetto.
no other candidate has lived in the ghetto as a black man. no other candidate has suffered the impotent outrage of an insult hurled gratuitously from a neighboring car in mississippi. no other candidate has experienced the flagrant indignity of being forced to serve his country in an all-black unit of a segregated army. that is a part of the the experience that channing phillips would bring to the presidency. to him, the quest for social justice is no politician's platitude, it is a passion born of living in a black skin in a white man's society. [applause]
to him, the urgency of the urban crisis is no hollow slogan, for the victims of that crisis are his neighbors and his friends. this nation needs a president whose vision is not confined to the so-called politically possible, but whose eyes are filled with the urgent, desperate need of his fellow man. channing phillips is such a man. we need a president who recognizes the sham of spending tens of billions, destroying the land and killing innocent people in an unjust war, while tirelessly claiming that fiscal responsibility must mean starvation in mississippi, or must bar a child from headstart, or must sentence an entire race to live in squalor.
[applause] we need a president who sees the senselessness of a headlong rush for the moon or for supersonic flight, while earthbound men live men live among rats and send their children to antiquated schools with underpaid teachers, using and channingbooks, phillips is such a man. we need a president who will no longer tolerate the existence of a voteless colony in our midst. channing phillips will not, for he resides in that voteless colony, washington, d.c. to my right, in bold letters in this convention hall are the words "promises made, promises
kept." let me remind you of a promise made in this party's classroom -- party's platform four years ago, "the seat of our government shall be a workshop of democracy, a pilot plan of freedom." a promise made, fellow democrats, but not a promise kept. [applause] today that workshop of democracy you promised four years ago remains voteless, the only capital city west of the iron curtain that is not allowed to govern itself. even occupied japan and occupy -- occupied germany had more self-government than the capital of the greatest democracy of the world. for shame, democrats, for shame.
there is much talk today about law and order. channing phillips is dedicated to achieving peace and order, not only in vietnam, but in the american cities as well. but he knows that peace and order will not come through the billy club. [applause] or with barbed wire, or with tear gas. [applause] he knows that you can break heads with billy clubs, but you can break spirit with billy clubs.
and you can't destroy ideas with billy clubs. [applause] and above all, you cannot right wrongs with billy clubs. [applause] he knows that in the long run, permanent peace in order will -- and order will only come by facing problems and meeting permanent peace in needs and righting wrongs, and above all, by giving people a real voice in their destiny. that is the central importance of channing phillips' candidacy tonight. it says much about our country that he is the first black man in the history of the republic to be placed in nomination before a major party convention. [applause]
there must be no political untouchable in america. [applause] eight years ago, the democratic party broke a taboo that members of the catholic faith were politically ineligible for the presidency. we nominated and we elected john fitzgerald kennedy. [applause] tonight, the presentation here of a black man qualified for the presidency, must be the beginning of an awareness that a man's race is as irrelevant to his fitness for high office as his religion.
nominated and we elected john -- the candidacy of channing phillips also gives new meaning to the concept of one man, one vote. in the politics of the future, that phrase must mean more than inequality between precinct a and precinct b. it must mean that the voice of the poor be given equal weight with those of the rich. when a highway is paved, the poor man's hubble must be considered as precious as the suburban mansion. the makeup of the delegation that recommends channing phillips to you gives expression to that principle. i encompasses the entire economic spectrumt from welfare mothers to millionaires. and each has one vote, no more, no less, in the deliberations of this convention.
each of us on this delegation proudlyand each has one vote, no more, no ran under the banner of robert kennedy, for he gave us the hope of a new politics for america, a politics of truth no matter how painful. walter: poet allen ginsberg was the picture you saw there. >> above all, a politics of inclusion, not exclusion. come, my friends, said lord tennyson, it is not too late to seek a newer world. those words formed the title of robert kennedy's last book. we from the district of columbia pay respect to his memory by proclaiming that it is not too
late, and it is in the quest of that newer world that my colleagues and i commend to you for the office of president of the united states, the name of channing emory phillips. a minister who has only recently become involved in politics because of the vietnam war, and the opportunity to do something about it. he is married, two sons and three daughters, a graduate of colgate divinity school. he taught at howard of colgate -- howard and american universities. the band is playing "we shall overcome," presumably on the request of the philips people. channing phillips put before the convention on the decision of 212black caucus, of some negro delegates.
john hart has more on the possibility of a liberal walk out tonight. john: the chairman of the the wisconsin delegation has left he has just had a conversation -- the substance of that conversation was relayed to me, which he is trying to stop any walkout here tonight. there was a walkout at least planned at the time of the nomination of hubert humphrey, when a unity call was made. at that time 40 to 50 members of the delegation were to stand up and say nay. california, vermont, new mexico, new jersey, wisconsin, and pennsylvania. they hoped to get about 100 people walking out. this caucus may change that, may
enlarge their plan. the earlier walkout, i should explain, was to go to some buses about three blocks away and take these delegates to the meeting of the new party at the drake hotel. don peterson, tell me what happened in the caucus, and what is the plan? don peterson: a general discussion of the police brutality taking place downtown. there have been dozens of people injured by police and the national guard. the hospital facilities are unavailable or in -- incapable of taking care of them. this convention has brought this about. i am asking for a suspension of the rules, the adjournment of this convention and movement to another city with the delegates and people attending are safe. john can you step out this way : so we can see you on another camera?
what is the plan of approaching nowwhat is the plan of approaching, the platform this evening, coming out of this caucus? mr. peterson i am trying to get : some state to yield so i can make this motion. john what is the motion? :mr. peterson the motion will be : to suspend the rules and move for adjournment, for one week, possibly two weeks so we can meet in another city where the delegates of people that come to visit our -- our safe. john what will happen if you do : not get recognized? mr. peterson: i think the people protesting this brutality downtown -- they run this place on the rules of the house of representatives, but he's people -- these people are not legislators, they are ordinary citizens. they are looking for decency and fair play. john: is there a plan to send the delegation of distinguished delegates to the podium to make this resolution if you fail h
-- here? mr. peterson we are trying to : get a prestigious delegation to talk to the chairman. i don't know under what state it -- stage this is in. no one has advised me. hal: how many delegates are involved in this? >> i would say about 600 or 700 showed up . hal: could there be an adjournment? >> there could be an adjournment at any time under the rules of procedure, at any time. >> were these suggestions merely made? >> these were suggestions that were made. a situation has brought us together because of the circumstances. there was no consensus. that is a word we have rejected lately.
there was a feeling that we might -- [indiscernible] >> there was a i call your attention to what is happening in the hope they will be able to restore order. walter: paul dwyer of the new york delegation, saying he is sending members of the mccarthy team and others opposed to the actions here, actions somehow called atrocities, out to i call -- out to speak with other delegates, they will try to bring the convention to a halt. they are going to motion for adjournment. they are going to discuss that motion, calling attention to the so-called atrocities throughout the city and here at the convention. they are particularly upset by the treatment of young people outside, in the city, outside of convention hall. they are also disturbed by the fierce security regulations they feel hampered them in their efforts on behalf of mccarthy.
they say they will take the opportunity of discussing the adjournment in order to bring this before the delegates. walter: there was one occasion in our history when there was not an adjourned convention. that was in 1860 on the democrats met in charleston on they deadlocked after 11 days april 23. and 57 ballots. they recessed may 3 and reconvened in baltimore june 13, -- june 18, finally got stephen douglas as their candidate. the latest reports is that things have quieted down outside the hilton hotel. we have just received some film of earlier incidents between the and demonstrators. perhaps we can look at that film. here it is. these are scenes, some of those
-- similar to those we saw earlier on videotape, of the demonstrators being tussled, the kindest word for it, into the police wagons. these are yippies and peace demonstrators who have converged on chicago throughout most of last week, sought permission to camp out in public parks, were denied that permission. they have been demonstrating ever since. the demonstrations have grown increasingly violent. >> i have never seen as -- anything is horrible in my whole life. this is footage by our cbs affiliate in chicago, our station here in chicago, wbbm -tv. a news cameramen shot this film footage. the interesting thing about this is almost universally, the bystanders have been
horror-stricken by this action of the police. you saw of couple of them a moment ago. >> buys resonant humphrey got itched and gas that he made a statement that he was dismayed by the outbreak -- vice president humphrey got some of the gas and it itched and he made a statement that he was dismayed by the outbreak. he said he know was going to
happen and it was all programmed. that was sent to us from the hilton hotel from vice president humphrey regarding these demonstrations. as we reported earlier, this is on film, this happened some time ago. the demonstrators did get into the lobby of the hilton hotel. the national guard was called. film is even longer than the last videotape that we saw. this was why the national guard was called. that would put it at two and a half hours ago. the helton hotel was invaded by these people last night and the guests were disturbed and therefore according to the
mayor, the hilton hotel called for assistance. , theard roosevelt grier professional football player, tell one of our course runs the call, compare that to that of mayor daley's assertion that the hilton hotel called for help and the national guard was sent to when the slovaks come -- from the russian army. this is the democratic national convention coverage and will continue in a moment. congress and john conyers for theg mr. phillips nomination and has just moved that the convention recess in protest to the treatment by the chicago police of the demonstrators downtown. it got a big cheer and laugh
from mayor daley. >> the nomination of one who has a distinguished himself by his passionate involvement in the struggle for human dignity in this country and the struggle for black liberation. he is a man who alone singles -- a singles new hope for this country could we want everyone to understand that this mannation is from and by a in america because we believe that one man, even in this party can still make a difference. we still hold the conviction that this party can emerge with one man who by the force of his character, by the eloquence of his rhetoric can alter the course of democratic party politics. phillips is aing testimonial to human purpose and
hisage, one who by allowing name to be placed in nomination is willing to challenge bigotry and injustice wherever we find it in this society. like our departed leader of nonviolence, the late dr. martin luther king, he too dares to dream that someday black children will be judged in america not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. walter: that is senator john conyers seconding denomination channing williams of
washington, d.c. >> he promises to bring an end to vietnam of the future which already made visible purity will to beovernment an example followed by every citizen and corporation alike very you will do something about the military-industrial complex in this nation. he will bring to every american the sense of injustice and pride that i do not feel has been presented here yet at this convention. most importantly, channing phillips has come to learn as every honest lack and white leader must that his nation does not depend on its nomination -- its wealth but how it chooses to use it.
we know it is out of this nomination tonight we are able to bring the two america the issues of this country and places them in sharp focus than ever before. we want a candidate who sees the insanity of economic and racial divisions that have been among us for so long we want to find a in honesty a common ground to the end of political progress see that has for too -- theen stranded
standard operating procedure in american politics you will create a society to find meaningful employment for the 40 million of americans blacks but ironically mostly white who are the victims of living the hell of being poor in america p we desperately need a candidate for president of the united states who would unhesitatingly commence the $35 million in this onntry intimately visited that nation and southeast asia and instead bring to bear away and limited the poor problem. so then to every man his chance, to every man regardless of his birth, shining opportunity. to every man his right to live, to work, to be himself, and to become whatever thing his current would make him. for those reasons, it was a great honor to place the
nomination and second the nomination of reverend channing phillips. ♪ walter. there was also a seconding speech for channing phillips by the mayor of indiana which we were unable to show because of the violence downtown and the the that story upstaged convention here. back in a moment. continue to will call the role of the states. walter: unless there is a surprise of some kind and it could be, there are no other nominations to be placed. fromnshine state and those canada and illustrious senator, the honorable george smathers.
i asked that his name not be placed in the nomination and ask that his-- name not be placed within nomination and will cast 98% of his plate to the next president of the united states, herbert humphrey. >> you see george smathers break there in the center. >> georgia passes. >> regular delegation. we will listen to this roll unless some other news comes our way. the john conley, i keep remembering senator tom conley of texas. mr. chairman, hawaii passes.
california at yielded. now alaska may nominate. walter coley the man sitting to the left of mayor daley is george done the financial chairman. thought many to be an air to mayor daley as a possible candidate. the doorkeeper who is known as fish bait miller for the house of representatives is letting what look like security guards in her guy don't know what the meaning of that is. perhaps nothing. may nominate,
second, or pass. >> mr. chairman, arizona passes. nominated, now kansas. walter: it got out of order there appeared earlier tonight, alaska had passed or rather had , yielded to california and then it yielded to iowa the nomination of senator mccarthy. they got all out of order. >> it is the intention of the louisiana delegation by unanimous vote to nominate favorite son at request of our governor, we will pass. walter: as you heard, there is a floor and move to
recess this convention in view of the violence in chicago tonight and the developments here. mike wallace is with frank make what's and maybe they can shed more light. talking here on the four. barry o brian, what has been the subject of your conversation for the last three or four minutes? the futured i agree of the nation rests with the democratic party and we are --eful we can carry at out carry out our goals. >> what were you saying? >> future of the democratic party depends upon -- the streets of chicago, the people who control this conversation -- convention should do something before the public at the view of the situation downtown that overcomes our efforts. >> we all agree i am sure that law and order must prevail.
our democratic process cannot be disrupted by the lawbreakers or any other element inside or outside the convention. >> this is happening seven miles away, mr. o'brien. we have discussed the matters and we are in agreement that we will discuss it further off-camera, mike. >> are you in agreement? >> meaningful discussions can be happening off-camera. just talked to your candidate george mcgovern, what did he tell you. street andmichigan they were beating up kids in a manner that was totally out of connection with any offense committed. he told one of the volunteer girls had gone to a street and a cop without any provocation slugged her in the mouth with his night stick. he said he was physically sick to his stomach of what he was seeing.
>> george mcgovern was the most decent and honor person in the city. we are going to the floor. >> the everlasting disappointment of this crowd assembled, new mexico passes. >> new york. walter: they passed over the new hampshire call for the recess. i am not sure they can make the motion. they sent jake -- simply mentioned the idea. but apparently they are talking. when alabama was called, it yielded to north carolina. alabama may now nominate, second, or pass. >> alabama passes. >> mike wallace, welcome back to the floor of the convention. mike: thank you. >> north dakota passes.
>> ohio. >> ohio passes. oklahoma. >> oklahoma passes. >> aura gone. >> oregon passes. >> pennsylvania. >> pennsylvania passes. >> puerto rico. rico, chairman, puerto the land of serenity and injustice, passes. >> rhode island. -- mr. chairman, rhode island passes. >> south carolina. >> mr. chairman, south carolina honorable son, the
robert mcnair, has released his delegation and the south carolina passes. walter: cbs news coverage of the democratic convention in chicago will continue in a moment. walter: at the convention. they have gotten to virginia on the rollcall. all states have passed. there have been no further incidents since we were away. let's go back to the floor. >> washington. washington passes. >> west virginia. mr. chairman, the state of west virginia passes. >> wisconsin. chairman, most delegates to this convention do not know that thousands of young people are being been on the streets of and for that reason and
that reason alone, i request a suspension of the rules for the purpose of adjournment for two p.m. to six clock relocate the convention and -- in another state at the choosing of the democratic national convention and the president's >> wisconsin is not acknowledged for that purpose. walter: that was don peterson the president of the delegation and one of the delegates in the primary. >> my statement, sir here to want to reload this convention -- they are going right on with the rollcall as ordered by the chairman.
we saw the national committee men with the glasses on his four head. they simply did not listen to wisconsin. >> for candidate for president of the united states. at the john is delegation. john: he just said what kind of a convention is this? mr. peters, let me ask you this. what kind of convention do you think it is? >> this is not the house of representatives. thisould not be covering spirit we should be governed by the rules of fair play. i want an action under my ruling . i don't want to be ignored. >> they can vote it down if they want to. >> apparently, you're not going to get that -- >> there was a move for suspension of the rules.
as far as i know, i was ignored. totally ignored. >> do you plan anything beyond what you just did? would rather play it a little cool. we are going to do something. we have been talking about the problem. i don't think it can be ignored. i do not understand the mentality that they can be so callous and not take into consideration what is going on beyond these walls. >> the consideration of walking out of this convention. what did dig good one tell you when he was discussing the procedural problems. there was an order for suspension of the rules and i was not giving that courtesy. the microphone was off. they arbitrarily go on to the next point of order. it magnifies the fact that this can't function democratically. >> was it your understanding that the democratic staff by way
of dig good when the approved of what you just did? >> i think it has gone beyond any kind of staff approval. >> thank you very much. walter, back to you. walter: they started the rollcall. they gaveled mr. peterson down as you saw. they did not entertain the motion at all and ruled it out of order. they are in the world call now as the delegates cast votes for presidential nomination. alabama and atlanta past. arizona cast 14.5 for humphrey, 2.5 for mcgovern. --ansas 30 formal governed 30 for mcgovern. humphrey,s for hubert one absent. california, 174 votes.
>> mr. chairman, california is going to stay in this democratic party. 91 votes for senator mccarthy. [applause] 51 votes for senator mcgovern. [applause] boats for channing phillips. 14 votes for hubert humphrey. booing] abstained.ia will -- california is as followed. 14 votes for humphrey. votes for sen. mcgovern.
17 votes for channing e phillips. one abstaining. zone, five. >> mr. chairman, the canal zone, the crossroads of the world, cast one vote for mcgovern. four votes for president -- vice president humphrey. [applause] the canal zone of votes for votes for mcgovern. colorado, 35. boats foro casts 16.5 buys resident humphrey, 10 votes votesnator mccarthy, 5.5 for sen. mcgovern -- vice , 10 votes forhrey
sen. mccarthy, 5.5 votes for sen. will govern, and three votes for channing phillips. -- colorado, 16.5 boats for humphrey, 10 votes for mcgovernrthy, for for -- four for mcgovern, and three votes for the reverend channing phillips. >> connecticut, 35 votes for hubert humphrey, eight votes for eugene mccarthy, one of vote for .he reverend channing phillips >> the connecticut vote, 35 boats for vice president humphrey, eight for sen. mccarthy, one for channing phillips. delaware, 22. >> delaware casts 21 votes for
vice president humphrey, one absent because of illness, a national committeewoman. >> the delaware vote, 21 votes for vice president humphrey and one absent. the district of columbia. >> mr. chairman, the citizens of the district of columbia delegation casts to votes for vice president humphrey and 21 votes for channing emery phillips. [applause] the district of columbia vote, to votes for vice president humphrey and 21 for the reverend phillips. matches thear, this cbs a delegate count almost exactly. 68 votes for vice president humphrey, five votes for sen. mcarthur.
>> the florida vote 58 votes for vice president humphrey, five votes or sen. mccarthy. georgia, 43. >> mr. chairman, the democratic party of georgia gives its vote 17,moore , humphrey, passes.hree >> i will ask you to repeat that are you are the regular group from georgia. you cast 17 votes for vice president humphrey. i would like the rest. two votes for governor dan moore , one half vote for james gray and three passes. walter: john gray is the
governor and was put in as the state chairman of georgia. the pic for the delegates will have to share their vote with the order of convention with the integrated group. >> let is incorrect, madam chairman. >> you missed governor dan moore as it two. andr. gray has one half three passes. lex greet pass -- >> three passes. i am not going to have much left for the loyal group. i am only kidding. you know that. i would like to repeat so that we all know the regular votes from the georgia democrats, 17 moore, --ey, 34 dan
walter: because of the atrocities in downtown chicago, georgia -- [crowd booing] >> georgia's national loyal democrats cast their votes with reluctance. georgia's loyal democrats cast their votes only with reluctance, mcgovern one vote. reverend channing phillips three votes. --ator ted kennedy 1.2 vote one half vote. vice president hubert humphrey 2.5 votes. walter: hubert humphrey lost
seven boats out of the georgia delegation from earlier. that is because of the events tonight. the loyalto be sure democrats of georgia votes 2.5 boats for vice president humphrey, 13.5 votes for sen. mccarthy, one vote for senator mcgovern, three votes for reverend channing phillips, and one half vote for senator ted kennedy. >> that's right. guam 5. casts 54 humphrey. >> hawaii. >> madame chairman, hawaii casts 26 votes for hubert humphrey.
>> that was a pickup of two from early your account. >> idaho, 25. >> idaho casts one half of vote for senator mcgovern, 3.5 votes sen. mccarthy, 21 votes vice resident humphrey. ourhis is going toward count which means that humphrey would end up with 1750 votes. >> illinois, 118 votes. illinois casts 112 votes for vice president humphrey, three votes for sen. mccarthy, and three votes for sen. mcgovern.
that is the first time a member of the illinois delegation was on the microphone tonight. >> would you please repeat that? secretary.am illinois votes 112 votes for vice president hubert humphrey, mccarthy,s for sen. three votes for sen. mcgovern. .> thank you so much the illinois vote, 112 votes for sen.president humphrey, 34 mccarthy, three for sen. mcgovern. indiana, 60 three. >> mr. chairman, indiana casts for reverend channing phillips, one vote. for mcgovern, to votes. for senator eugene mccarthy, 11 votes. for vice president humphrey, 49
votes. >> the indiana vote, 49 votes for vice president humphrey, 11 for mccarthy, and to for sen. iowa 46. >> mr. chairman, iowa passes. >> iowa passes. kansas, 38. >> madam secretary, kansas casts presidentor vice humphrey, 34 sen. mcgovern and one vote for mccarthy. , 34 for vice vote president humphrey, 34 mcgovern. >> kentucky. cross of kentucky
casts five of votes for sen. mccarthy, 41 votes for vice president humphrey. [applause] >> kentucky, 41 votes for president humphrey, 54 sen. mccarthy. louisiana, 36. >> madame chairman, 30 and -- louisiana casts 35 votes for vice president humphrey, one abstention. >> the louisiana vote, 35 boats for vice president humphrey and one abstention. , 27. 27 -- maine 23 votes for vice forident humphrey and for sen. mccarthy. maryland, 49. >> mayor line casts to votes for
george mcgovern, to votes for eugene mccarthy, 45 votes for hubert humphrey. [applause] vote 45 votesd for vice president humphrey and 24 sen. mccarthy and does go for sen. will govern massachusetts, 72. inmadame secretary, accordance with the laws of the ,ommonwealth of massachusetts no indication of a release having been given by the candidates, massachusetts elects it's a delegates cast 70 votes for the distinguished senator eugene mccarthy. [applause] and, by vote, allow national committee members john a powers,
nothom the 1966 loss does apply, two votes for our great vice president hubert humphrey. [applause] law is whatrding to you understand john kenneth galbraith was trying to get the microphone there. he was blocked from it. chairman, 7.5 votes for sen. mcgovern, 9.50 votes for for thearthy, 6.5 votes reverend phillips, and 72 and -- 72.50volts for bite votes for vice president humphrey. they might complain there are
delegates who might vote for mccarthy and not going up because they are solely bound by the law. dan rather is with galbreath. can you tell us what it is? dan: what happened? was there difficulty? x we had an illegal vote for massachusetts. they set a primary vote giving all to mccarthy. >> have to have the call -- vote recalled to see who was voting illegally. we were unable to make -- get the attention of the board. dan: who was responsible for the vote? what does he say? >> excuse me, dan rather with cbs news, mr. galbreath says you voted illegally. >> i am the speaker of the house of representatives of
massachusetts. dan: are you an attorney? why did you cast this ballot illegally? wrecks i don't believe i did it my duty is to cast ballots as they were given to me by the members of the delegation. i believe the seven members went along with the commonwealth of massachusetts. i believe the votes cast also applied to the laws of the commonwealth of massachusetts because they were named national committee members in 1964, and this law was enacted in 1966. >> that clears it up for us. let's catch up with the vote. minnesota cast 38 point -- 38 votes for humphrey, 11.54 mccartney, 2.5 for phillips.
mccarthy. forfor govern -- 4 mcgovern. >> montana 26. >> madame chairman, montana casts 2.50 votes for sen. eugene mccarthy and 23.5 votes for vice presidents and the next president of the united states, hubert humphrey. [applause] vote, 23.5 boats for president humphrey, 2.5 votes for mccarthy. prescott, 30. >> madame chairman, nebraska and the memory of our beloved chairman casts 90 votes for mccarthy, andfor 15 for vice president mccarthy.
votes for vice president humphrey. walter: 1311 votes it takes to win, 1311.5, actually. secretary, new jersey has these votes. reverend channing, won the vote, mccarthy 19 votes, for vice president humphrey, 62 votes. [applause] >> i would like to have a repeat on the first. vote isthis boat -- very close to the vote we had anticipated at cbs news. >> sen. mccarthy, 19, vice
president humphrey, 62. >> live just learned that the reporter is being said richard goodwin of new york are coming to the floor to see if they can seek permission to get permission for senator mccarthy to address this convention tonight and we have heard from mccarthy headquarters that they are calling for a piece it in after the conclusion of the convention. they will pass out candles in case authorities try to turn off the lights. sen. mccarthy, 80 forn for mccarthy, 96.5 humphrey.
walter: new york has voted 96.5 ,or humphrey, 87 for mccarthy 1.5 for mcgovern, 2 for phillips, and three fort senator kennedy. carolina, 59. ,> mr. chairman, north carolina obedient to the instructions of the north carolina state democratic convention to place heromination the name of favorite son and it distinguished governor and to cast her 59 votes for him has caucused and the delegation has cast 59 votes for him. governormr. chairman, moore designed each delegate to
ase his heart and conscience released the delegation from the instructions imposed by the north carolina democratic convention and north carolina casts her votes as follows, 12 moore,or governor dan two votes for sen. eugene vote for one half senator george mcgovern, and 44.5 votes for our distinguished vice president hubert humphrey. blowing] >> the north carolina vote is as forows, 44.5 votes
humphrey, two votes for sen. forrthy, one half vote mcgovern, and 12 four governor more. ore. >> novichok, 25. >> madam chairman, north the dakota that- north -- castssays north seven votes for it sen. mccarthy, 18 votes for president .ice -- vice president humphrey walter: the north carolina votes had.d less than we that is the greatest difference we have had in any of them.
votes for sen. eugene for vice and 94 votes president hubert humphrey. to --: the ohio vote gave it does go to mcgovern and one for kennedy. votes foro vote is 94 mccarthy,18 votes for and one forovern sen. kennedy declared oklahoma, 41. >> oklahoma casts one half vote for phillips, 1/2 vote for boats for sen. for sen. -- votes
mccarthy, 37.50 votes for vice president humphrey. vote is ashoma votes for vice president humphrey, 2.5 votes vote formccarthy, 1/2 senator mcgovern, two point five votes for phillips. have three states that have passed so far. this is the vote for oregon coming up. 11e president humphrey has -- 1214. votes.has 35 35 for sen. mccarthy.
walter: mccarthy lost one vote. 130 votes expected to cast 104. this could put humphrey across. [applause] they know it down there. they have been keeping count. withicians are pretty good pen and paper when it comes to counting votes. three quarters of a vote for senator ted kennedy, 2.5 votes 21.5 for sen. mccarthy, and 1034 hubert humphrey. theer: hubert humphrey is nominee of the democratic party for the presidency of the united states. he went over by some five and a half votes of the 1311 he needed.
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