PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia Primary

Last week, at the end of its regular registration period, Philadelphia had enrolled more voters than the entire population of San Francisco or Pittsburgh in one of the most stupendous political campaigns in the history of the third city of the land.

In the old days when the Republican machine of the late William S. Vare plotted the path which Philadelphia should tread, the Boss simply pointed his finger and the man at whom he pointed was overwhelmingly elected. Whom the Democrats might nominate made little difference. This...

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