What did the Ku Klux Klan do in the election? Nobody knows exactly, but they say it pushed:

Clarence C. Morley to the Governorship in Colorado;

Colonel Rice C. Means to a short term in the Senate from Colorado;

Ben S. Paulen to the Governorship of Kansas;

W. B. Pine to the Senatorship of Oklahoma;

Edward Jackson to the Governorship of Indiana.

On the other hand, an anti-Klan ticket won in Texas; and a proposal, supported by the Klan, to make all children attend public schools (hence, end parochial schools) was voted down in Michigan and Oregon.


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