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Election Process Hearing (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-01-11

Duration: 00:05:31

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Elections, 1979 | Electoral fraud | Electoral reform | Fitzmorris, James E. (James Edward), 1921-


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Fitzmorris, Jimmy Speaker
  • Hudson, Tommy Speaker


This segment from the January 11, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the testimony given by Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris at the public hearing of the special joint legislative committee examining the state’s election process. Fitzmorris, who filed a lawsuit alleging voting irregularities in the primary for the recent gubernatorial election, discusses widespread fraud in the 1979 statewide elections. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome