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Vol. XCI, No. 54

Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November 5, 1980

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

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Ronald Reagan will be the 40th president of the
United States.
President Carter, after losing the White House to Reagan in
a startling landslide last night, conceded and promised his "full
support and cooperation" in the transition to Republican rule.

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Electoral vote landslide
Ronald Reagan trounced President Carter for the nation's highest
office, and members of the University community viewed the election
with mixed emotions. Page 3.
Ballot proposals fail
State voters turned down all seven of the ballot proposals, including
the radical Tisch tax-cut,plan. Other tax reform measures failed, as did a
proposal to lower the legal drinking age. Page 9.
Bulard easily re-elected
Ann Arbor's state Rep. Perry Bullard was returned to office for his
fifth consecutive term. Other state lawmakers weren't so lucky. Page 9.
Another term for Pursell
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell, a Plymouth Republican, had no
trouble defeating Kathleen O'Reilly, his Democratic challenger. Other con-
gressional incumbents weren't so fortunate, however. Page 7.
Regents Laro, Baker leading
Incumbent University Regents Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) and David
Laro (R-Flint) were leading challengers Nellie Varner and Stuart Hertz-
berg this mornin. The races were also close for other state education
posts. Page 9.
Sheriff linick re-elected
Washtenaw County Sheriff Thomas Minick, a Republican, was elected
to a second term as the county's chief law enforcement officer. Page 10.
Other county races close
Early this morning, the races for Washtenaw County clerk, treasurer,
register of deeds, prosecutor, and drain commissioner were too close to
call. Page 10.
County commissioners results
Incumbents in four of the six county commission districts representing
parts of Ann Arbor were reelected to their seats on the board.
IN THE 9TH district incumbent Meri Lou Murray defeated Gerald Jer-
nigan.
THOMAS BURNHAM, the Republican incumbent, defeated Gerald Rees
in the 10th district.
INCUMBENT RICHARD WALTERHOUSE, in the 11th district,
defeated Gregory Scott.
DONALD DUQUETTE won the 12th district over David Foulke.
IN THE 13TH DISTRICT, Raymond Schoultz, a former commissioner,
defeated Republican incumbent Wendall Allen.
GERALD FAYE and Catherine McClary, who ran unopposed, retained
their 14th and 15th district seats. Page 10.
Incumbent senators defeated
Three of the most influential senators were defeated yesterday:
BIRCH BAYH, an Indiana Democrat was defeated by Dan Quayle, a
Republican congressman.
GEORGE McGOVERN, a South Dakota Democrat, was beaten by
Republican U.S. Rep. James Abdnor.
FRANK CHURCH, an Idaho Democrat, was defeated by Republican Steve
Symms.
Details opage 7.
Top congressmen ousted
Two influential Democratic House members were defeated as well.
IN OHIO, Toledo attorney Ed Weber, a Republican, edged Rep. Thomas
Ashley, a leading supporter of many housing bills and chairman of a special
House energy committee.
THE THIRD-RANKING Democrat in the House, Majority Whip John
Brademas of Indiana, lost to Republican John Hiler, a South Bend

At the same time, Republican
senatorial candidates across
the country were riding
Reagan's coattails, apparently
garnering enough seats to steal
the Senate majority from the
Democrats (See story, Page 7).
The polls were still open in the West
when Carter acknowledged that his
presidency was finished-an hour after
telephoning Reagan in Los Angeles to
congratulate him on victory.
"He graciously offered his
cooperation on the transition and I ac-
cepted it," said president-elect Reagan,
the conservative Republican who went
from Hollywood to two terms as gover-
nor of California.
As his electoral vote total soared,
Reagan said he certainly hadn't looked
for such a landslide. "Listen, I was
happy to get 270," he said. That's what
it took to win.
SO ENDED THE longest campaign in
an electoral vote runaway that belied
the forecasts of the president and the
pollsters that it would be close. It never
was from the moment the first polls
closed.
With 51 percent of the nation's
precincts counted, Reagan was gaining
50 percent of the vote, Carter 43 per-
cent, and independent John Andeson 6
percent.
In electoral votes, the competition.
that counted, it was a Reagan runaway.
He had worn or led for 451 electoral

P Photog
PRESIDENT-ELECT RONALD REAGAN laughs while he talks on the tele-
phone from his hotel suite in Los Angeles last night.

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votes, a comfortable cushion past
the majority he needed. Carter had won
or led for 80.
REAGAN HAD 22.2 million votes,
Carter 18.7 million, Anderson 2.6
million.
In Michigan, Reagan swamped
President Carter, carrying 21 electoral
votes in this unemployment-ravaged
state.
Reagan, who campaigned heavily on
the Carter administration's economic
failings, ran well virtually throughout
the state, except in such heavily-
Democratic areas as Ann Arbor and
Detroit.
WITH17 PERCENT of the vote coun-
ted in Washtenaw County, including
much of Ann Arbor, Carter had 49 per-
cent, Reagan compiled 31 percent, An-
derson received 15 percent, Citizen's
Party candidate Barry Commoner got
2.5 percent, and Libertarian Party can-
didate Ed Clark earned 1 percent.
"It is now apparent that the
American people have chosen you as
the next president," Carter wired
Reagan. "I congratulate you."
He promised to work for an orderly
transition to the Republican ad-
ministration that will take office on-
Jan. 20.
ANDERSON, IN THE final ap-
pearance of his independent quest for
the presidency, gave the strongest in-
dication yet last night that he may seek
the White House again in 1984.
See REAGAN, Page 7
'D'dies;
opponents
relieved
for now
University administrators and
many members of the University
community heaved a sigh of relief
last night as the controversial Tisch
tax cut amendment was soundly
defeatedby Michigan voters.
State and University officials had
predicted the University would be
drastically harmed if the tax cut ad-
vocated by Shiawassee Drain Com-
missioner Robert Tisch passed, and
they spent large amounts of time
and money in working for Proposal
D's defeat.
Heavy anti-Tisch voting results
from Washtenaw County indicate
the issue's importance to the
University. Statewide, the Tisch
plan was defeated by slightly less
than a two-to-one margin; in
Washtenaw County the ratio of those
against the tax cut to those in favor
of the plan was four-to-one.
PROMISING THAT he would
"never, never, never, never,
never," give up, Tisch, in a
television interview last night,
pledged to repeat his tax-slashing
campaign in 1982.
University President Harold
Shapiro, one of the most vocal
spokesmen for anti-Tisch forces,
said late last night he feels "very
good" about the defeat of Proposal
D.
"It reflects that voters feel you
can't get something for nothing,"
Shapiro said.
"I THINK the efforts of both
private and public universities had
an impact (on the defeat of Tisch),
but I'm in no position to say whether
it was decisive," Shapiro added.
The threat of a third Tisch tax cut

U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell (R-Plymouth) captured 60 percent
of the vote to retain his seat in the House of Representatives
yesterday, defeating Democratic challenger Kathleen
O'Reilly.
Pursell, however, lost in the two student areas comprised
of the University and Eastern Michigan University.
"THE CAMPAIGN was an interesting one. We had a lot of
electricity in the campaign," Pursell said, at a victory party
in Plymouth last night, in reference to his opponent. "We cer-
tainly had different philosophies."
At a Democratic post-election party at Thano's Co.
Restaurant last night, however, O'Reilly did not have such
kind words for Pursell and for those who didn't vote for her.
"This defeat proved to be a resounding reminder to the
Democratic Party-even those Democrats who abandoned
the principles of the Democratic Party and tried to rally the
rest of us to go with them. They will get what they deserve,"
she told her supporters.
"This district deserves the best, and they're not getting it,"
she said.
PURSELL WAS leading O'Reilly late last night, with some
41,461 votes compared to the Democratic challenger's 33,683.
But O'Reilly carried the Ann Arbor area, 51 percent to 46
percent. Results from Livonia were not in at press time, but
Pursell aides estimated them to be 70 percent in favor of the
incumbent.
Pursell, who will be entering his third term in office, noted

that he would "continue my bipartisanship under a new
Republican president."
O'Reilly attributed much of her defeat to her campaign's
lack of funds.
"We were outspent by Pursell two to one-and that's un-
derestimated. The press doesn't tell about the Republican
money that was lying there, waiting to be spent," she said.
"Every 'person who wants, change and believes in
change-you ain't seen nothing yet."
O'REILLY ALSO continued to stand by her positions and
stressed that a future campaign might occur.
"There might be apathy in this district, but not among
those of us who believe. We won't give up as long as we're
still breathing," she said. "And we'll carry on this campaign
with spirit and with a good sense of humor as well."
But Pursell disagreed with O'Reilly's assessment of his
campaign techniques. He stressed that the campaign was
"not just for Carl Pursell. . . we are talking about those who
make public policy for the next generation."
Pursell also defended his record against O'Reilly's past
accusations. "I think as a bipartisan leader," he said.
"Presidents are not infallible . . . they have to work with
Congress in a bipartisan way."
BUT, HE ADDED, "It looks like it is going to be a most
conservative Congress."
He also said he hopes to propose a five-year tax-cutting
See PURSELL, Page 7

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Buliard easily
wins 5th term
in state House
Foir-term incumbent state Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann
Arbor) sailed to an easy victory last night over Republican
challenger Ray Barton in the race for the state's 53rd District
seat.
With 33 percent of the Washtenaw County vote counted,
Bullard was leading Barton by a comfortable 70 nercent. or

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