National Affairs: Republican Delegates

National party conventions make platforms, candidates and, in the immediate sense of the word, politics. So it is highly important that the same people who support a party should make its politics. It has been otherwise in the Republican Party. The South, which cast a very light Republican vote in the elections, had a disproportionately large vote in the national conventions.

To remedy this situation, the Republican National Convention of 1920 adopted a new set of rules for allotting delegates. Chairman John T. Adams of the Republican National Committee last week announced the...

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