National Affairs: P. R. Post-Mortem

One night last week in the 105th Field Artillery Armory in The Bronx a weary group of men turned up their visors, pushed back their chairs on which they had been sitting for 24 days. They had just completed a count of 2,013,101 ballots. It had been going on since November 5, the longest and biggest counting job ever undertaken in any U. S. city. New York had replaced its old board of aldermen with a new city council, and the council's members were the first city officials ever to be elected by proportional...

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