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UNITED STATES-The Democratic Process

UNITED STATES The Democratic Process (By a Special Correspondent) THE Presidential nomination process at the Democratic Convention set to be held in July is, barring the shouting and hoopla usual at such conventions, over. With the New Jersey and California primaries, Mondale has already sewn up the nomination. The unpledged delegates, smelling the winner, are rushing to pledge their support to Mondale. The Convention, of course, has to be held: it has to 'select' the Vice-Presidential candidate (which only means rubberstamping the Mondale nominee); and, following the Jackson initiative which Hart is trying to make capital of, the process of delegate selection which is not only archaic but also unfair to runners-up, will come up for debate. Now that Hart is no longer a viable cause, the press will play this up to fill its space. And, of course, the Presidential contest itself should keep up the excitement till November.

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