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The Michigan Daily

Vol. LXXXVI, No. 46-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, July 15, 1976

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages




NEW YORK( I/Pt -Jimmy Carter, the outsider who conquered
the establishment, swept to the Democratic presidential nomina-
tion last night.
The Democratic National Convention erupted into cheers as
the former Georgia governor, the inevitable nominee, was formally
instilled atop its ticket.
SECOND PLACE remained Carter's secret; he said he would
announce his choice for vice president this morning.
Uptown, at his Americana Hotel command post, Carter smiled
his trademark smile at the television set and hugged his eight-
year-old daughter, Amy, as the delegates fulfilled his long quest
for their greatest prize.
Curious to see what the Democratic spectacle in New York
City looks like? Turn to pages 6 and 7 for a lens-eye view from
the Daily's Steve Kagan, and an explanation by Ann Marie
Downtown, at Madison Square Garden, the Democrats cheered
their verdict, actually sealed long before they convened. For
Carter, a one-term governor of Georgia, had guaranteed his
triumph with a succession of victories in the presidential primary
IT WAS RATIFIED, first by the traditional roll call of the
states, then by acclamation, in the traditional gesture of unity.
The fIfillment of Carter's 17-month campaign took 56 minutes,
from the moment Alabama's vote was called to the moment Rep.
Lindy Boggs of Louisiana, the convention chairwoman, officially
pronounced him the nominee.
For the record, Carter had 2,468.5 delegate votes when the
convention made it unanimous in a voice vote that was more of a
cheer. Rep. Morris Udall of Arizona, who went before the con-
vention to announce lie was putting on a Carter button, had 329.5.
Gov. Edmund Brown of California, who relinquished his home
st-te delegates and hailed Carter, had 70.5. And Ellen McCormack,
the anti-abortion candidate from suburban Long Island, and the
0"ly other candidate formally placed in nomination, got 22 votes.
APPROPRIATELY, it was Ohio's 132 votes for Carter that
clinched his nomination, for there he won his final primary victory,
the one that convinced rivals and skeptical party elders that it
was time to unite behind a man who couldn't be stopped.
See CARTER, Page 2

A PENSIVE JIMMY Carter watches the goings-on at the Democratic Convention yesterday. Car-
ter was nominated by an overwhelming margin and will make his acceptance speech today.
It's Carter all the m


NEW YORK - Morris Udall was
nominated for President last night. So
was Jerry Brown, and so was Ellen
McCormick. But none of that made any
difference to the 2,469 delegates who
packed Madison Square Garden last
night to nominate their man-Jimmy
As the delegation from Ohio cast the
t32 votes that sent the former Georgia
governor safely over the 1,505 needed
for nomination, the explosion of ap-
plause in the Manhattan arena left
little doubt as to whom the Democratic
Party had chosen to send to the No-
vember election.
TIlS IS WHAT the Democrats came
to New York to do, and they wasted

little time during the roll call of dele-
gations. As the vote proceeded, it be-
came clear that Ohio would be the state
to put Carter over the top, and a cry
of "Ohio's going to do it! Ohio's going to
do it!" rose from the Buckeye State?
delegates. Reporters, photographers, and
cameramen scurried in their direction, to
be on hand when the determining votes
were cast, and when the Ohio spokeswo-
man declared, "Madam Secretary . . .
I am proud and honored to cast in the
snirit of unity and love and victory in
November 132 votes for Jimmy Carter,"
the arena was convulsed with sound and
flashing lights and the chant "We want
Jimmy! We want Jimmy!"
It was a far cry from 1972, when dele-
gates fought and scraped down to the

wire for Hubert Humphrey, George Mc-
Govern and George Wallace - three
men who gave speeches calling for
harmony behind Carter at Monday
night's session. The password was
"unity", and Carter's remarkable cam-
paign organization let no one forget it.
Besides a spirit of unity last night
there was an outpouring of emotion for
Jimmy Carter the man, whgo has had
to battle the claim that his support was
"a mile wide and an inch deep."
"He's a truly a man of the people,"
said Ohio delegate Alan Rinzler.
THE STORM OF applause following
the Ohio vote shook the floor around
Rinzler. "This reception is exciting and
I think it's appropriate. It's something

on the GOP
side .. .
See Story,
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