DEMOCRATS: Carter's Plan to Scoop It Up

As the long primary season moved into its final week, TIME National Political Correspondent Robert Ajemian learned that Washington Senator Henry Jackson is ready to support Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination. Jackson had won 249 delegates in the primaries through last week, and Carter will capture a sizable chunk of them. The Senator's move will lift Carter closer to the winning figure of 1,505 delegates, and Jackson hopes by his action to help Carter sew up the nomination.

Jackson's decision is based on his judgment that Carter would make a stronger...