National Affairs: Fifty Million Voters

Cynthia McGuire's old man was so violently opposed to woman suffrage that he made Cynthia promise she would never vote. She kept her promise. But last week, aged 89, she registered at her home in Council Bluffs, Iowa, defiantly prepared to vote this year. She thought it was her duty. She intended to vote for Mr. Roosevelt.

To many another U. S. citizen, looking anxiously at Europe's vanishing democracy, the opportunity to vote took on a prime importance in 1940. U. S. citizens last week registered in record-breaking numbers. Of the 131,409,881 people in the U. S., statisticians estimated that some 45%...

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