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The Michigan Daily

Vol. XC, No. 54-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, August 6, 1980

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

PURSELL ALSO WINNER IN PRIMARY

Anderson makes
DETROIT (UPI) - Independent ballot. ty would gain spots on the November
presidential candidate John Anderson Incumbent Carl Pursell of Plymouth ballot, along with Anderson.
won a slot, on Michigan's November won the Republican nomination for U.S. Of the estimated 4,000 votes needed to
ballot by easily winning the supporting House and in the Second District, which gain a ballot position, the Citizens Par-
votes he needed in the state's primary includes Ann Arbor. ty had 1,019, and the Libertarian Party
election yesterday. Incumbent Robert Carr won the had 812.
Under a complicated qualifying Democratic nomination for U.S. House The Socialist Workers Party,
process, Anderson needed 0.3 per cent in the Sixth District, and incumbent however, had only 219 votes.
of the total votes cast in the primary, in Harold Sawyer won the Republican Also on the generally low-interest
which voter turnout was described as nomination for U.S. House in the Fifth ballot were primaries for the 110 state
very light. - District. - House and 19 U.S. House seats and a
WITH JUST five per cent of precincts AT 11:30 P.M., with 17 per cent of the proposal to convene a charter com-
reporting, Anderson had piled up 1,000 precincts reporting, United Press In- mission in financially ailing Wayne
iore than the estimated 4,000 votes he ternational projected that both the County - one of the nation's largest.
needed to secure a spot on the fall Citizens Party and the Libertarian Par- Except for the Anderson candidacy
h 1

ballot
and two vigorously contested
congressional primaries in Detroit,
there seemed to be little voter interest
in the election.
THOSE CONGRESSIONAL races in-
cluded contests for the 13th District
seat left vacant by Charles Diggs, con-
victed of payroll padding, and the 14th
District where veteran Congressman
Lucien Nedzie is retiring. Nomination
in the 13-man Democratic primary for
Diggs' former seat is tantamount to
election in the inner city district.
State elections officials would not
project a turnout in yesterday's
primary, but it was generally expected
to be below the 23 per cent turnout of
1968 - the last primary in which there
were neither gubernatorial nor U.S.
Senate races.
"If my own precinct is any indication,
it's going to be .very light," a
spokeswoman in the Macomb County
clerk's office said of the voter turnout.
INGHAM , COUNTY Clerk Ling
Brewer projected the turnout would
total between 16 and 18 per cent. Only
about 13 per cent of registered voters
turned out for the state's presidential
primary in May.
"If it's lower than 18, that would be an
all-time low," Brewer said.
The so-called Anderson Coalition was
one of four minor parties struggling to
win enough votes in the primary to ad-
vance to the general election. Others
were Barry Commoner's Citizens' Par-
ty, the Libertarian Party and the
Socialist Workers' Party.
No minor party has yet qualified for
the November election under the strict
qualifying statute, adopted four years
ago and called the toughest in the
nation.
Parties other than the Republicans
and Democrats . must file 18,000
signatures to gain access to the
primary, then collect .3 per cent of the
total votes cast in the primary to
proceed to the general.

Tooth or urban?
Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan addresses reporters during a visit to the South Bronx yesterday.
Reagan was in New York City to speak at the National Urban League Conference. See story, Page 2.

President's
report. on
Billy wins
accolades

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON-The White House said yesterday
that President Carter's report on the Billy Carter af-
fair won praise from the public, and the president's
brother announced that he will reveal to Senate in-
vestigators what he did with the money he received
from Libya.
Although White House counts showed the public
response to the president's report to the Senate and
an unusual hour-long news conference Monday on the
Billy affair to be largely favorable, the key question
was the effect on the Democratic National Conven-
tion delegates committed to President Carter. They
won't be heard from until next week, when the party
meets to choose its presidential nominee.
THE WHITE HOUSE rush to produce the 99-page,
13,000-word report on what Carter and his aides knew
about Billy Carter's ties with the radical Libyan
government and when they knew it was geared to
putting the president's case before a special Sentate

subcommittee.
Republicans on the Senate panel formed to in-
vestigate Billy Carter's relations with Libya think
Democrats are stalling on the selection of a special
counsel to conduct the probe, sources said yesterday.
GOP members of the nine-man Judiciary subcom-
mittee hinted Monday that an announcement would
be made soon naming James Neal, a Tennessee
Democrat who served as a Watergate prosecutor, to
the post. But no announcement was made.
ACCORDING TO ONE source, Sen. Birch Bayh,
(D-Ind.), the panel chairman, simply wanted to in-
terview Neal before making the selection public. But
another source told UPI that Republicans thin* the
Democrats are stalling.
"As I understand what is happening," the source
said, "the Democrats are not really overly en-
thusiastic about filling this slot while the Republicans
are urging" that it be done.
See PRESIDENT'S, Page7

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