ELECTION: Final Figures

Not until last week were the figures of November's Presidential election finally, officially all in and counted, to the last lorn vote. Swamped, and thoroughly swamped, were the minor parties. Of the record total of 49,818,095 votes cast, 27,245,422 went to Roosevelt. 22,323,801 to Willkie. Norman Thomas' Socialist vote (116,796) was the lowest since 1900, when a Socialist candidate (Eugene Debs) first appeared on the ballot. Communist Earl Browder, barred from some State ballots, got only 49,028, ran behind Prohibitionist Roger Babson, who polled 58,674. Total for all minor-party candidates: 239,772, their worst showing since 1876. Scattered votes were cast...

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