National Affairs: Referenda

Voters may vote for a candidate because he is a New Dealer or anti-New Dealer, handsome, honest, a neighbor, a relative, or a fellow Bulgarian immigrant. This sometimes confuses the meaning of their votes. But when they vote directly on an issue, their meaning is not easily mistaken. Some issues on which voters of various States last week expressed themselves directly :

Pensions. California, although it elected Pensioneer Sheridan Downey to the Senate, did not want $30 Every Thursday for its old folks at the cost of a serious monetary experiment, returned a 100,000...

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