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Dismissal of Fitzmorris Election Lawsuit (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-11-16

Duration: 00:07:11

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1979 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1979 | Fitzmorris, James E. (James Edward), 1921- | LAWSUITS | Electoral fraud


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Zewe, Charles Reporter
  • Tucker, Gibson Speaker
  • Martzell, Jack Speaker
  • Fitzmorris, Jimmy Speaker


This segment from the November 16, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the dismissal of the election lawsuit filed by Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris from district court and its subsequent rejection by the court of appeals. The lawsuit alleged voting irregularities in the primary for the 1979 gubernatorial election. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome