McGovern being robbed by Muskie, Humphrey, and Chisolm
In 1972 the Democratic Party instituted the "McGovern Rules" which sought to guarantee representation to women and minorities and thus insure a large number of first-time convention delegates. Challenges to several delegations, and Humphrey's challenge to the "winner-take-all" rule in California, prompted McGovern to react with hyperbole. He told a reporter, "There will never be a case in American politics of such a naked power grab . . . ."
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