Dennis Jay Wainner 20 Dec 1970

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Dennis Jay Wainner 20 Dec 1970 - LAM OLM fKPLEY 4 TELEPHONIC q u |f gave a...
LAM OLM fKPLEY 4 TELEPHONIC q u |f gave a couple of alert young fellows an opening fo| a little election night hocus pocus. And that's tnJB solution of the mystery ofjvthe phpny recall vote re-; turns given to some people wBo called tlie I, P-T for results'-Tuesday night. [After I mentioned the mystery; Dennis Wainner and Tom Curtis; got in tojuch. They did, it, they' said, for the heekuvit. They gave the false report that the recall was ahead in the vote count because that's the way they wanted it to be. i It happened like this. In- teiested in getting return's, Dennis dialed our election number. The lines at the time were jammed with calls. Somehow there was a cross-connection and IJenms found himself being asked for election returns by other callers. r'Tom was with him and tliey quickly devised some Horseplay. They didn't know at the time what the true election results were, s'b they just figured tilings otat the way they'd like tliem to be !and answered few inquiries with false figures. They even gave percentages showing the recall ahead in all four contests, and that sounded real authentic. ''These 18year-olds had had their fun and when they saw my report, they Gommendably decided to dear tilings up and phone me I'm ready to pay the 1,p cents I offered as repaid repaid for the info. But they'll have to see me in person for a final convin- Cer. They're pretty tricky · oil the phone, y'know. v

Clipped from Independent Press-Telegram20 Dec 1970, SunPage 31

Independent Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California)20 Dec 1970, SunPage 31
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