The Congress: Brookhart Out

Thousands and thousands of ballots cast by lowans in November, 1924, were on trial. Nearly half were for extremely radical Republican Brookhart for Senator, nearly half for Democrat Steck. Iowa had counted Brookhart elected, but Steck protested, and the Senate Judiciary Committee began months ago investigation of the pieces of "opaque paper" which collectively were designed to express the sovereign will of the people of Iowa.

When they came to disputed ballots — there were some 16 different kinds of them — the committee tried...

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