The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 9, 1976 · Page 15
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 15

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Palm Beach Post, Thursday, December 9, 1976 A15 Politics From Page ! Challenge Suit Obstructs Ohio s Votes for Carter mmmmBKggjmmmmmmiwt' (twlTyiWBttw sSV ff' 7 "C- A: .: ' COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) - The Ohio secretary of Brown will, convene the electoral college at noon Dec. 13. Before Democratic party electors can vote for Carter, Brown must sign official cards certifying their election. "I will not sign those cards until the suit is decided," said Brown in announcing results of the state-financed recount conducted in the past 10 days. The U.S. Labor party asked the U.S. District Court on Nov. 26 to restrain Brown from certifying Ohio's Nov. 2 presidential election results because of alleged vote fraud by persons registering and voting from nonexistent addresses. Nine witnesses for the party told the court Tuesday of their investigation in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Columbus which they said turned up enough evidence to cause the court to order a new election. Brown said the recount cost "about $75,000" and showed a net change of only 1,783 votes out of the 4,-110,456 cast. "This is a tribute to the thousands of men and women who worked so diligently election night to get the results right the first time," he said. state said yesterday he would not certify Jimmy Carter won the state's 25 electoral votes until a federal court decides a civil suit seeking to void Carter's narrow victory over President Ford. Secretary of State Ted. W. Brown said Carter officials carried Ohio by 11,116 votes, or less than three-tenths of 1 per cent, according to results of a recount requested by Ford's electors. But the lawsuit, brought by a coalition of U.S. Labor, Republican and American party representatives because of fraud allegations, stands in the way of awarding Ohio's votes to Carter. In Washington, the Republican National Committee chairman said she does not expect to change the outcome of the presidential election, but the party is interested in challenges to the results in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. "Our interest has not been in overturning this election," outgoing Chairman Mary Louise Smith told reporters. "Our interest is where there is a possibility of vote fraud." AP Wlrtphoto Jimmy Carter Ponders Reporter's Question . . . during informal news conference on plane to Washington CORD. VERY FLORIDA. VERYHASPEL. AND NOW VESTED. Cool and crisp. That's cord. Distinguished and well-detailed. That's Haspel's suit today. Vested, soft shouldered. With center vent, notched lapels and flap pockets. A look so classic, a fit so comfortable, you'll wear it all year round. In a feather-cord of polyestercotton. Blue, tan or green. Not all colors in all stores. Reg.-short-long 140.00 Jo mm$$$i$$$. ! Mil m . ml f f t "short list" of prospects to head the Labor Department, the other pole of the economic balancing act. They are: former Labor Secretary John T. Dunlop, Duke University Vice President Juanita Kreps, and Ray Marshall, a labor economist at the University of Texas. Dunlop has the support of organized labor but is opposed by women's groups and by some blacks, who have been lobbying on behalf of Mrs. Kreps. Sources suggested Marshall could serve as a compromise candidate. The first item on the Carter agenda last night was a meeting with three representatives of the National Governor's Conference, Govs. Cecil Andrus of Idaho, Robert Ray of Iowa and Pat Lucey of Wisconsin. Andrus is said to be a strong contender for secretary of interior. Carter said after the meeting that no Cabinet appointments were discussed. He refused' to say whether he was considering any of the three , governors for the Cabinet post. Carter said he "promised cooperation with governors," and he called upon state and local officials to decide among themselves which federal programs might be best administered directly through local governments rather than through states. He has said frequently that he believes federal revenue-sharing funds should go directly to local governments. Revenue-sharing was not discussed during the hour-long meeting, he said. Andrus told reporters that "a new era of intergovernmental relations" is dawning. Lucey said the session with Carter was "sort of pro forma." He said the National Governor's Conference executive board asked for the meeting with Carter to pledge cooperation with the new administration. Carter is also scheduled to meet tonight with Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas, a leading contender for the post of attorney general, and with Charles Schultze, an economist under consideration for several posts. Upon arriving in Washington, Carter said, "I think I'm going to have my Cabinet selected by Christmas." Later he said, "I'll probably have the Cabinet pretty well fixed in my mind almost in its entirety before I make any other announcements. But I'm not going to announce the whole thing at once," something President-elect Richard M. Nixon did in 1968. Carter said he had made no decision on whether to replace FBI Director Clarence M. Kelley, who has stated he would like to remain in his post. During the campaign, he criticized Kelly for accepting gifts. Earlier, he met with Harold Brown, president of the Air Force. Brown is widely rumored to be under consideration for the post of defense secretary. Brown, asked if he had gotten the job, replied, 'What job?" CIA Director George Bush already has announced his resignation effective Jan. 20, the day of Carter's inauguration. Carter plans to meet in Washington with military leaders, budget experts and businessmen before returning to Georgia. Meanwhile, Rep. Andrew Young of Atlanta spent more than an hour with Carter yesterday but said after the session that he is not in the running for an administration job. "I am not a candidate for any job. I was here as a friend and supporter. There really isn't a job in the administration, you know, that has a great deal of appeal to me." The Atlanta congressman said he advised Carter to choose a treasury secretary who is respected by the business community but is also sensitive to the needs of the cities and to international realities. Young, who takes a special interest in African affairs, long has advocated the use of economic pressure from American corporations to end discriminatory practices by African governments. In a chat with reporters while flying here from Atlanta, Carter expressed deep regret over Young's decision not to take a job in his administration. "He's adamant about it," Carter said. During the flight, Carter also responded to criticism from consumer advocate Ralph Nader "of the Cabinet-selection process. He said Nader must have been referring to the choice of Cyrus Vance as secretary of state, which Carter defended as "a very fine selection." "I don't feel constrained to consult with Ralph Nader when I choose a secretary of state," he added. But he said Nader's views would be elicited when persons dealing with consumer-related problems are chosen. Also meeting with Carter in Atlanta yesterday were: Rep. Brock Adams (D-Wash.), chairman of the House Budget Committee and leading contender for the transportation secretary's post. Jane Cahill Pfeiffer, former vice president of IBM, under consideration for secretary of commerce. Michael Blumenthal, president of the Bendix Corp., under consideration for treasury or defense secretary. 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