National Affairs: The Minorities

On Nov. 5, most U. S. voters will vote either the straight Republican or the straight Democratic ticket. But five other parties have Presidential candidates in the field. The piccolos of these minorities were drowned out by the brass bands of the two major political parties.

Their squeaks had an agonized sound, and with reason: they were getting a kicking around from election boards, the courts, the Dies Committee, the American Legion. By one technicality or another, last week 17 States had taken steps to bar candidates of at least one minority party from...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!