tv Reel America CBS News Democratic National Convention Coverage - 1968 CSPAN April 29, 2018 4:00pm-5:21pm EDT
have add too narrow target. i hope it reaches a large audience. we close, thank you for allowing c-span cameras in your smithsonian, the we will be back. thanks so. curator of american political history at book is called "the virgin vote." thank you for your time. >> thank you. history television. next, on "reel america," the democratic national convention in chicago as seen through the eyes of cbs news. over the next hour and a quarter, we will visit the third day of the convention when vice president hubert humphrey was nominated for president amid dissent from anti-vietnam war activists on the floor.
this includes reports of bloody clashes between thousands of protesters, police, and national guard troops in downtown chicago. walter: chicago, illinois, the convention of the democratic party, nominating tonight its candidate for the presidency. that man will be vice president hubert horatio humphrey. right now, seconding speeches are being made for senator mcgovern, and then we will have 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 their first ballot votes
for channing phillips. here in the amphitheater, new york is holding a caucus to discuss the violence downtown there. walker is hal? >> 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 mccarthy supporters and others convention, the action against the agents, that they gathered together at the end of the mcgovern stage and go forth to the rostrum to present their objections and present a resolution. if not permitted to present that resolution, they say they will not return to the convention tomorrow. their 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 "the atrocities" are stopped. he was given a rousing stand of applause by the caucus delegates in this room. back to you. walter: hal? hal: yes, walter? 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. but these people are angry about the way delegates are being treated and others at the convention are being treated. and, as i said, they called them "atrocities." they are just going to walk out of this meeting. they have not said they will do subsequent times. walter: 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,
has reserved a banquet room. he is expecting 200 or 300 delegates, he says 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 showed 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 the mindless brutality -- [cheers and applause] not of night sticks and tear gas and the mindless brutality we have seen on our television screens tonight and on this convention floor. [applause]
walter: the daley supporters of the illinois delegation laugh. mayor daley 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 proud to count -- walter: that was the press secretary of the late senator kennedy, seconding senator
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? >> yes i am beside the , connecticut delegation. i have not been watching television. i understand there were some troubles. somebody handed me something, and 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 not to come back tomorrow because of what they call the police-state tactics downtown. well, 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. as i say, i have been here with
my delegation and on the podium and with the delegation where i belong. >> they were making sure there -- >> -- chairman of they democratic party. quite a crush as as reporters attempt to ask in what is going on about the undue force being used by chicago police and national guardsmen. walter, he looked rather amazed, as did the people standing with him, and, as you can tell from his comments, he was not really briefed on the governor's statement. 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. walter: joe, the chicago police say more than 150 persons have been arrested in more than 150 persons have been arrested in those continuing conflicts downtown.
cbs news of the democratic campaign in chicago will continue in a moment. philip stern, former research director of the national committee, is nominating channing phillips from the district of columbia. >> 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 black minority in america that for so many decades has been voiceless and powerless. he is among the voteless of this land, for he lives in washington, d.c., whose citizens to this day are denied the right to govern themselves. and he is part of the rising generation of which robert kennedy was a part.
it would, of course, be an act of 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. -- abundantly qualify for the presidency. qualified --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 narrow, myopic 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. [cheers and applause] look at the repression of free expression of ideas. breathe deeply of the polluted air, and as you travel on streets overchoked 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. [applause] i submit to you that office holding is not the only experience that is relevant to the presidency. more important today, i believe, is the experience of living and , above all, feeling, and 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 needs 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 among rats and send their children to antiquated schools with underpaid teachers, using outdated textbooks, and channing phillips is such a man. [applause] and 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 -- on the walls of this convention hall are the words "promises made, promises kept." well let me remind you of a this party'se in four years ago, and i quote, "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. and occupied japan germany had more self-government than the capital of the greatest democracy of the world. for shame, democrats, for shame. [applause] 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 cannot break spirit with billy clubs. applause]d and you can't destroy ideas with billy clubs. [applause] and above all, you cannot right wrongs with billy clubs. [cheers and applause] he knows that in the long run,
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 destinies. 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 untouchables 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. [applause] 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 equality between city and country, between precinct a and precinct b.
it must also mean that the voice of the poor be given equal the rich.h that of 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 proudly recommends channing phillips to you gives expression to that principle. it encompasses the entire economic spectrum, 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 proudly 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. >> and above all, a politics of
inclusion, not exclusion. come, my friends, said lord tennyson, tis 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. walter: channing phillips, a minister who has only recently become involved in politics because he said he faced a moral
question about the vietnam war and had an opportunity to do something about it. he is married, two sons and three daughters, a graduate of colgate divinity school. he attended drew university and taught at howard and american universities. the band is playing "we shall overcome," presumably on the request of the phillips people. channing phillips put before the convention on the decision of the black caucus, of some 212 negro delegates. john hart has more on the possibility of a liberal walk -out tonight. john? john: walter, the chairman of the the wisconsin delegation has left that caucus, and he has just had a conversation with with dickwhen, --
and 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, some 40 to 50 members of the new york 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. now, this move and this caucus, they changed that and in large -- and enlarged their plan. the earlier walkout, i should explain, was to go to some buses about three blocks away and take these 50 to 100 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. the conrad hilton. there have been dozens of people injured by police and the national guard. the hospital facilities are unavailable or inadequate to take care of them. this convention has brought this about. and i'm going to ask about the features here and a gross suspension of the rules, the adjournment of this convention for a week or two weeks and its movement to another city where 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 the platform this evening coming , out of this caucus? i am sorry, i did not hear that. 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 , i think, 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 safe -- are safe. john: what will happen if you do not get recognized? mr. peterson: i think the people protesting this brutality downtown. you know they run this place on , the rules of the house of representatives, but 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 here? mr. peterson: we are trying to get a prestigious delegation to talk to the chairman. i do not know under what stage this is in. no one has advised me. john: thank you. hal: how many delegates are
involved in this? >> i would say about 600 or 700 showed up. hal: could there be an adjournment under the rules at hand? >> there could be an adjournment at any time under the rules of procedure, at any time. >> did the group here vote on anything at all, or were these suggestions merely made? >> these were suggestions that were made. a situation has brought us procedure, at any time. >> altogether because of the circumstances. daley?should go see >> there was no consensus. that is a word we have rejected lately. there was a feeling that we might -- [indiscernible] there was a call to 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
-- some have called "atrocities," out to speak with other delegates. they will try to bring the convention to a halt. they are going to motion for adjournment to the floor, and 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, they say, of young people outside, in the city, outside of convention hall. but they are also disturbed, they say, by the fierce security regulations they feel hampered them in their efforts on behalf of mccarthy. they say that they will take the opportunity of discussing the adjournment in order to bring this before the delegates. there wasu know, hal, one occasion in our history when there was not an adjourned convention. that was back in 1860 on the
democrats met in charleston on april 23. they deadlocked after 11 days and 57 ballots. and they adjourned until may 3, or they recessed may 3 and reconvened in baltimore june 18, finally got stephen douglas as their candidate. the latest reports is that things have quieted down outside the hilton hotel. but we have just received some film of earlier incidents between the police and demonstrators. perhaps we can look at that film. here it is. these are scenes, some of 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 the public parks and were denied that permission. they have been demonstrating ever since. the demonstrations have grown increasingly violent. >> i have never seen anything as horrible in my whole life. walter: this is footage by our cbs affiliate here 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, apparently, by this action of the police. you saw, there were a couple of them a moment ago we had a lot , of telephone calls and complaints of people who saw scenes and want to report them, people of substance in the
community. some delegates of this convention who were downtown. in hisesident humphrey 29th floor he said it itched. he said, this does not represent the people from chicago. they have been brought in from all of the country. we knew was going to happen. it was all programmed. that is a quotation sent to us from the hilton hotel from vice president humphrey regarding these demonstrations. ,s we reported to you earlier and this, we remind you, is not live, it is on film. this happened some time ago, 45 minutes or one hour or so ago,
the demonstrators they'd get into the lobby of the hilton hotel. the national guard was called. evenume this film was longer ago than the last videotape. this is before the national guard was called. that would put it at two and a half hours ago. the hilton says hotel was invaded by these people last night and that the guests were disturbed, and therefore, according to the mayor, the hilton hotel called for assistance tonight. we heard roosevelt grier, the professional football player, one of our correspondents on the floor a moment ago compared that -- mayor daley's assertion,
calling for help. the national guard was sent. the slovaks called for help, the russian army was sent. cbs news color coverage of campaign 1968, the democratic national convention in chicago, will continue in a moment. congressman john conyers of detroit, michigan, seconding mr. phillips for the nomination, has just moved that the convention protest to the treatment by the chicago police and the demonstrators downtown got a big cheer and a laugh from mayor daley. hashe nomination of one who distinguished himself by his passionate involvement in the struggle for human dignity in this country, in the struggle for black liberation. who alone signals new hope for the future of this country. we want everyone to understand
this nomination is from and by a man in america because we believe that one man, even in this party, can still make a difference. we still hold a 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. reverend channing phillips is a testimonial to human purpose and courage. one who by allowing his name to be placed in nomination is willing to challenge bigotry and injustice wherever we find it in this sick society. and like our departed leader of nonviolence, the late martin
luther king, he two days 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. >> congressman john conyers of detroit, seconding the nomination of the reverend channing phillips of washington dc . >> that he will utilize those powers to the fullest to redress the shame of the world in which two thirds of its inhabitants are starving or are ill housed. bring an endo to the vietnam's of the future which are already visible. he will make the government an example to be followed by every citizen and corporation alike. he will do something about the military industrial complex in this nation. he will bring to every american the sense of justice 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 black and white leader must, that this nation does not depend on its wealth but instead upon how it chooses to use it. that it is why we know is out of this nomination tonight we will be able to bring to america the long ignored issues of this country and place them in sharper focus than ever before. we want a candidate who clearly perceives the insanity of economic and racial divisions that have been among us for so long.
we will, through this genuine new leadership, be forced to a common ground to end the political hypocrisy that has so long been standard operating procedure in american politics. he would create instead a society that would find meaningful employment for the 40 black,s of americans, but ironically, mostly white, where the victims of the living hell of being poor in america. we desperately need a candidate for the president of the united states who would unhesitatingly commit the 35 billions of dollars annually spent in death and destruction upon that pathetic, polar, and tiny nation of southeast asia, and instead bring to bear away to eliminate
, andlums in america accomplish what was said so many years ago, so then, to every man his chance, to every man regardless of his birth, his golden, shining opportunity, to every man his right to live, to work, to be himself, and become what everything his manhood and his courage will combine to make him. for those reasons, my fellow -- with greatould honor second the nomination of reverend channing phillips. ♪ walter: there was also a seconding speech for channing phillips by mayor richard hatcher of gary, indiana, which we were unable to show because
of the violence downtown, and the fact that that story upstaged the events here at the convention. the clerk will continue the call of the role of the states. walter: unless there's a surprise of some time, and there could be because of the convention, there are no other nominations to be placed. >> the sunshine state. illustrious united states senator. the honorable george has today released that slate and ask his name not be placed in nomination, and will cast 98% of his plate to the next president of the united states hubert humphrey. walter: you can see george smathers in the center of the picture, the tall, curlyhaired
gentlemen. >> georgia passes. the regular delegation. walter: i think we will listen to this roll call unless some other news comes our way, that governor john connally. remembering senator tom connally of texas, no relation. chairman, hawaii passes. >> idaho. >> mr. chairman, idaho passes. >> illinois. >> illinois? gives votes for the 112 next president of the united states, hubert humphrey, three
mccarthy, and three for mcgovern. mayor daley has been sitting there rather impassive of all the criticism of his police force through the night, but apparently he has gotten wrestled. he cast illinois'vote, but this is not the roll call for the casting of votes. this is the roll call for placing names in nomination. >> mr. chairman, indiana passes. when alaska was reached, yielded, california. now alaska. you may nominate, second, or pass. walter: the man sitting to the left of mayor daley is george dunn, the financial chairman of the cook county board of finance. >> alaska, having yielded --
walter: many to be in line for mayoral candidate some day. , known aseper "fishbait" miller. for the house of representatives, he's letting several men who look like security guards through to the rostrum. don't know what the meaning of that is. perhaps none at all. arizona, may nominate, second, or pass. >> this to chairman, arizona passes. >> now having nominated, now kansas. walter: they got out of order there because earlier tonight, alaska had passed, or rather had
iowa,d, then yielded to the nomination of senator mccarthy. it got out all out of order. >> it has been the attention of the louisiana delegation a unanimous vote to nominate its favorites son. at the request of the governor, we will pass. walter: as you heard the report, there is a move to move to recess this convention for a week or two in view of the violence in chicago tonight, and the development on the floor. mike wallace and frank mankiewicz can maybe throw some more light on this. >> larry o'brien and frank mankiewicz talking on the floor. what has been the subject of your conversation for the last three or four minutes?
>> frank and i have agreed that the future of the nation rests with the democratic party. we are hopefully can carry on with our goals. >> what were you saying to mr. o'brien? >> i said the future of the democratic depends on meeting. i think the candidates and the people who control the convention should do something before the public gets the view of the situation downtown that overcomes our efforts here at reconciliation. >> i will say this, we all agree that law and order must prevail, national convention under the democratic process cannot be disrupted by the lawbreakers or any other elements inside or outside the convention. >> this is happening seven miles away, mr. o'brien. >> frank and i have discussed these matters, and we are in agreement that we are going to discuss it further of camera. >> are you in agreement with mr. o'brien?
>> i agree that useful discussions can be discussed off-camera. >> i gather that you just talk to your candidate, senator george mcgovern. >> he described to me the scene he saw out of the fourth floor window of the hotel, and he said michigan street was running with blood. he said the police were beating up kids in a matter that was totally out of connection with any offense committed. he said one of the volunteer girls had gone to the street to the drugstore without any provocation and was hit. he said he was physically sick to his stomach. george mcgovern is the most decent and honest man in the city. >> we are going to go back to the floor. new hampshire deeply concerned about the events downtown and called for a recess. >> the everlasting disappointment of this crowd assembled, new mexico passes. >> they passed over the new
hampshire call for the recess. i'm not sure they actually made the most. -- motion. they simply mentioned the idea. >> when alabama was called, it yielded to north carolina. alabama may now nominate, second, or pass. >> alabama passes. walter: by the way, mike wallace, welcome back to the floor. >> north dakota. >> north dakota passes. >> ohio! >> ohio passes. >> oklahoma. >> oklahoma passes. oregon. >> oregon passes. >> pennsylvania. >> pennsylvania passes.
puerto rico. chairman, puerto rico the land of serenity and justice, passes. >> rhode island. >> mr. chairman, rhode island passes. >> south carolina. >> mr. chairman, south thelinas favorite son, honorable robert e make mayor, has released his delegation and south carolina passes. walter cbs news color coverage campaign 1960 eight, the democratic national convention in chicago, will continue in a moment. walter: here at the convention, they have gotten to virginia on the roll call. all states have passed. there have been no further
incidents while we were away. let's go back to the floor. >> washington. >> washington passes. >> west virginia. >> mr. chairman, the state of west virginia passes. >> wisconsin. >> mr. chairman, most delegates to this convention do not know that thousands of young people being beaten in the streets of chicago. and for that reason, and that reason alone, i request suspension of the rules for the purpose of adjournment for two 6:00 p.m. to relocate the convention in another city of the choosing of the
democratic national committee and the presidential candidates -- >> wisconsin is not recognized for that purpose! [booing] saying the chairman wisconsin is not recognized for that purpose. don peterson, chairman of that delegation. >> i am trying to complete my statement, sir. we want to relocate this convention -- >> wyoming. walter: the power of the chair. line right on with the rollcall as ordered by the chairman. we saw john bailey, the democratic national committee man, with his glasses forward, did not listen to wisconsin. john harden, in the wisconsin delegation. said, "whatson just
kind of a convention is this?" sister peterson, what kind of a convention is this? i said this before, this is not the house of representatives. we should not be governed by parliamentary chicanery. we should be governed by the rules of fair play. i want action under my ruling. i don't want to be ignored. that is all. >> apparently -- >> they can vote it down if they want to. >> apparently, i'm sorry, you're not going to get -- >> it is in order to ask for suspension of the rules. as far as i know, i was ignored. absolutely and totally ignored. >> do you plan anything beyond what you just did? >> i would rather play it a little bit cool. i think that we are going to do something. we have been talking about this problem. i don't think it should be ignored. i don't understand that mentality that they could be so callous as not to take into
consideration what is going on beyond these halls. >> the consideration of walking out of this convention. what did dick goodwin tell you when he was here before? to discuss thed procedure problems here. we were ordered to ask for suspension of the rules. i was not given that courtesy. turned offone was immediately and they arbitrarily went to the next point. it only magnifies the fact that the convention just can't function democratically. >> was it your understanding that the mccarthy staff by way of mr. goodwin approved of what you just did? >> i think it has gone beyond any kind of staff approval. >> thank you. thank you very much. walter, back to you. walter: they started the rollcall. the management of this ofvention has no intention letting things get out of hand if they can help it. they gaveled mr. peterson down, as you saw. they went right ahead with the rollcall and are in the rollcall
now that the delegates casting -- cast their ballots for the presidential nomination. alabama and alaska past. arizona cast 14.5 for humphrey. 2.54 mccarthy. two for mcgovern. i can pass -- arkansas past two for mccarthy. >> 30 votes for hubert humphrey. two votes for senator mccarthy. one absent. >> california. 174 votes. >> mr. chairman, california, which is going to stay in this democratic party, cast 91 votes for senator mccarthy. [cheers and applause] >> 51 votes for senator mcgovern. [cheers and applause]
>> 17 votes for channing phillips. [cheers and applause] >> 14 votes for hubert humphrey. [crowd booing] >> and one vote abstained. walter: the california delegation pledged to senator robert kennedy, or for the most part to him, he was assassinated, as you know. >> -- 91 votes for senator mccarthy. 51 votes for senator mcgovern. 17 votes for channing phillips. and one abstaining. the canal zone, five. chairman, the canal zone, the crossroads of the world, cast one vote for mcgovern.
four votes for vice president humphrey. [applause] >> four votes for humphrey, one for senator mcgovern. colorado, 35. >> colorado casts 16.5 votes for vice president humphrey. 10 votes for senator mccarthy. 5.5 votes for senator mcgovern. three votes, three votes for channing phillips. >> california, 10 votes for senator mccarthy, 5.5 votes for senator mcgovern. three votes for the reverend channing phillips.
>> connecticut casts 35 votes for hubert humphrey, eight votes for eugene mccarthy, one vote for the reverend channing phillips. >> 35 votes for vice president humphrey. eight for senator mccarthy. and one for channing e phillips. delaware, 22. >> delaware casts 21 votes for humphrey. half for the national committee. >> the delaware votes 21 votes for vice president humphrey, and one absent. the district of columbia. >> mr. chairman, the citizens of the district of columbia's delegation has two votes for
vice president humphrey and 21 votes for channing emory phillips. [applause] the district of columbia votes, two votes for vice president humphrey, 21 votes for the reverend phillips. walter: so far, this matches the cbs delegate count almost exactly. 58 votes, vice president humphrey, 54 senator mccarthy. 58 votesorida vote, for vice president humphrey and .ive for senator mccarthy chairman of the democratic party of georgia casts its vote as follows. humphrey, 17. moore, 2.
grade, one half. and three passes. peek --t ask you to repeat that. you are the regular group from georgia. you cast 17 votes for vice president humphrey. i would like the rest of it, please. >> two votes for governor dan moore. 1/2 vote for james gray. and three passes. walter: dan moore is the governor of north carolina, who was put in as the favorite. james gray is the state chairman of georgia. these buster mattox take delegates who had to share their vote under the order of the convention with the bond delegate group. >> that is incorrect, madam chairman. >> would you tell me what i missed?
>> you missed governor dan moore as two. >> dan. i'm sorry. has one half. and three passes. going to have much room left for the loyal's group. [laughter] i am only kidding. [crowd booing] you knowly kidding, that. i would like to repeat so we all know that the regular vote from georgia democrat, evan team for vice president humphrey. walter: the georgia delegation has two delegations that were ordered to split the total votes in georgia. their voting separately now. the loyalist group. >> madam chairman, because of the atrocities in downtown chicago -- >> [crowd booing] loyal national democrats cast their votes only with reluctance.
that vote is, senator eugene mccarthy, 13.5 votes. mcgovern, one vote. reverend channing phillips, three votes. kennedy, one half vote. vice president hubert humphrey, 2.5 votes. humphrey last seven votes out of the georgia delegation from our earlier said -- cbs news delegate cast. >> i want to be sure. the loyal democrats of georgia, voting 2.5 votes for vice president humphrey. votes for senator mccarthy. 13.5 one vote for senator mcgovern.
three votes for reverend channing phillips, and one half votes for senator ted kennedy. >> that is right. >> guam. >> guam casts its total vote of five for vice president hubert humphrey. vote, five for vice president humphrey. hawaii. >> madam chairman, hawaii casts 26 votes for hubert humphrey. that is a pickup or two from earlier counts. >> idaho, 25. >> idaho casts one half vote for senator mcgovern. 3.5 votes, senator mccarthy. 21 votes vice president humphrey.
walter: this is going about according to the cbs delegate count, which means humphrey would end up with an even count. >> illinois, 118 votes. >> illinois -- [crowd jeering] >> illinois casts 112 votes for vice president humphrey. three votes for senator mccarthy. >> i think i heard you correctly but i want to be sure.
the illinois vote, 112 votes for vice president humphrey, three for senator mccarthy, three for senator mcgovern. indiana. >> indiana casts for reverend channing a phillips one vote. mcgovern, two votes. senator eugene mccarthy, 11 votes. vice president humphrey, 49 votes. [applause] >> the indiana vote. 49 votes for vice president humphrey, 11 for mccarthy, 24 for mcgovern, then for
reverend phillips. iowa, 46. iowa passes. >> kansas casts three votes for -- >> 34 votes for vice president humphrey, three for senator mcgovern. kentucky. >> the bluegrass state of kentucky casts five votes for senator mccarthy. 41 votes for vice president humphrey. [cheers] >> kentucky. >> 41 votes for vice president humphrey, five for senator mccarthy. louisiana, 36. >> madam chairman, louisiana cast 35 votes for vice president humphrey. one abstention.
>> the louisiana vote, 35 votes for vice president humphrey, one abstention. maine, 27. >> maine casts for votes for senator eugene mccarthy. 23 votes for vice president hubert humphrey. >> the maine vote, 27 votes for vice president hubert humphrey, four votes for mccarthy. >> maryland, two votes for george mcgovern, two votes for eugene mccarthy, 45 votes for hubert humphrey. [cheers and applause] >> the maryland vote, 40 five -- 45 votes for vice president humphrey, two for senator mccarthy, 24 senator mcgovern. massachusetts, 72.
>> madam secretary, in accordance with the laws of the commonwealth of massachusetts, no indication of release having been given by the candidates, massachusetts elects its delegate casts 70 votes for the distinguished senator eugene mccarthy. [cheers and applause] >> and, by vote, allowing national committee members john powers and mary, to whom the 1966 loss does not apply, two votes for our great vice president hubert humphrey. howard: john kenneth galbraith, trying to get the microphone now.
>> 9.5 votes for senator mccarthy. 6.5 votes to the reverend phillips. 72.5 votes for vice president humphrey. howard: -- might complain there are delegates who might for it for mccarthy, not going up because they are solely bound by the law. dan rather is with the galbraith . dan, you tell us what is happening? >> was there some difficulty?
>> this had to do with the primary vote, which committed all of the votes to senator mccarthy. we stopped to affirm that. >> who is responsible for casting that illegal vote? legs our chairman, i guess? >> what does he say? >> excuse me, dan rather would cbs news. galbraith says you cannot do this illegally. >> i am speaker of the house of representatives of massachusetts. >> that means you are an attorney, are you? >> why did you cast this talent illegally or why he did you? >> might duty is to cast ballots as they were given to me by the members of the delegation. i believe the 70 members complied with the laws of the commonwealth of massachusetts. i believe the votes cast by john
and mary, i agree it applies with the laws of the commonwealth of massachusetts because they were assigned in 1964 in this act was assigned in 1966 -- >> thank you very much, dan. that clears it up. let me fill you in. minnesota, 30 votes for humphrey. 11 point five for mccarthy, 2.54 phillips. mississippi, 9.5 for humphrey, 6.5 for mccarthy. 44 mcgovern, 24 phillips. >> madam chairman, montana casts 2.5 votes for senator eugene mccarthy and 23.5 votes for vice president and the next president
of the united states hubert humphrey. >> the montana vote, 23.5 votes for vice president humphrey, 2.5 votes for senator mccarthy. nebraska, 30. >> madam chairman, nebraska in the memory of our beloved chairman casts nine votes for mcgovern, 64 mccarthy, and 15 for vice president hubert humphrey. >> nevada, 22. >> madam secretary, nevada 18.50 votes for vice president humphrey.
2.5 four senator mccarthy. one vote for senator mcgovern. >> nevada, 18.5 for vice president humphrey, 2.5 for senator mccarthy, he had one vote for senator mcgovern. new hampshire, 26. >> new hampshire, 20 votes for senator eugene j mccarthy and six votes for vice president humphrey. walter: does votes, mccarthy one in the first primary of the year. it got him off and running in this year of political surprises. >> 1311.5 votes it takes to win. >> madam secretary, and new jersey has these was.
-- new jersey casts these votes. reverend channing, one vote, mccarthy 19 votes, for vice president humphrey, 62 votes. [applause] >> i would like to have a repeat on the first. >> is vote is very close to the vote we had anticipated that cbs news which would give humphrey 1758 votes, well over top of the 1311.5 needed. >> senator mccarthy, 19, vice president humphrey, 62. >> senator mccarthy, 19, vice president humphrey, 62.
>> we have just learned cbs news reporter that it -- the have -- we have just learned from the cbs news reporter that a piece set in is being -- that a peace-sit-in is being planned for after this convention. they will have candles in case the police try to turn out the lights on them. >> that was the new york vote. new mexico voted 15 for humphrey is expected and 11 four mccarthy. new york voted 96.5 for humphrey, 87 for mccarthy, 1.5 for mcgovern, two for phillips, and three for ted kennedy. >> 1.5 for senator mcgovern, two votes for reverend phillips, and three votes for senator kennedy. north carolina.
>> mr. chairman, north carolina, obedient to the instructions of the north carolina democratic state convention to place in nomination and the name of her favorite son and distinguished governor and to cast her 59 votes for him has caucused and the delegation has cast 59 votes for him. however, mr. chairman, governor moore, desiring each voter to vote his sincere convictions of his heart and conscience has released the delegations by the north carolina democratic convention and north carolina casts her votes as follows. 12 votes for governor dan moore.
two votes for senator eugene mccarthy. 1/2 vote for senator george mcgovern. 44.5 votes for our distinguished vice president hubert humphrey. [horns blowing] >> the north carolina vote is as follows. 44.5 votes for humphrey. two votes for senator mccarthy. .5 votes for senator mcgovern. 12 votes for governor moore. north dakota, 25. >> madam chairman, north the
-- north dakota casts seven votes for senator mccarthy. 18 votes for vice president humphrey. howard: the north carolina vote, after the delegates were released, shows votes for vice president humphrey the largest drop in humphrey or mccarthy, any of them. the greatest difference with had of any of them. there are only 1, 2, or three votes. >> -- for senator eugene mccarthy and 94 votes for vice president hubert humphrey. >> ohio's vote. they also gave two votes to mcgovern and one for ted kennedy. >> the ohio vote is 94 votes for
vice president humphrey, 18 for senator mccarthy, 2% of mcgovern and one for senator kennedy. oklahoma, 41. >> oklahoma casts .5 vote for phillips. .5 vote for mcgovern. 2.5 votes for senator mccarthy. 37.5 votes for vice president humphrey. >> the oklahoman vote is as follows -- 37.5 votes for vice president humphrey. 2.5 votes for senator mccarthy.
.5 vote for senator mcgovern and .5 vote for mr. phillips. howard: three states have passed so far. this is the vote for oregon coming up. humphrey has 1214 votes. it takes 1311. oregon has 35 votes. >> 35 for senator mccarthy. [applause] howard: mccarthy lost one vote. pennsylvania has 130 votes, expected to cost 104. this could put humphrey across. [applause] howard: apparently they know it down there. they've been keeping count, too. politicians are pretty good with pen and paper when it comes to counting votes.
>> three quarters of a vote for senator ted kennedy. 2.5 four mcgovern. 21.54 senator mccarthy. and 103 -- >> this is going to do it. vice president hubert humphrey is that 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. humphrey supporters going wild there. announcer: sunday morning, on "1968: america in turmoil" we will look at the vietnam war and home.
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