[Ballot order determined for the 1984 presidential primary election]
Original Airdate: 1/12/1984
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Michael Connolly (Massachusetts Secretary of State) draws names from a spinning drum to determine the order of the names of the Democratic presidential candidates on the Massachusetts primary ballot. State officials Thomas Fitzgerald, Paul Williams and others help him draw names. Jesse Jackson gets the top position on the ballot. Connolly estimates that the top ballot position is worth less than one percentage point to any candidate; he adds that Jackson is "on a roll" and seems to be gaining popularity with voters. Connolly endorses Walter Mondale (Democratic candidate for US president). Connolly says that the press conference was organized in order to raise voter awareness and to promote voter registration. Connolly tells the press that he expects to run for the US Senate. Kate McGrath (WGBH reporter) stands outside of Connolly's office to report on the story.
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Subject : Personal Names
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News - Unedited
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