National Affairs: Disordered Barometer

The polls opened. Maine walked in and cast its ballots. The polls closed and the count began. A few hours afterwards the Democrats shook their heads and admitted defeat. For Governor, William R. Pattangall, Democrat, went down by what the final count will probably show to be 40,000 or 50,000 votes before Ralph O. Brewster, Republican. Senator Bert M. Fernald, Republican, was reelected. The four Republican Congressmen were also reelected.

Maine, although normally Republican, is usually considered a barometer of the national election in November. This year, however, there was friction in the...

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