Last week the final counts were coming in from each of the 3,072 counties of the U. S. In a few States—Washington, Massachusetts, Missouri, Kansas. New Hampshire—the fate of Governors depended on the final count, a recount, or perhaps on the tally of absentee ballots. Election oddities bubbled out of the county tallies: in Lincoln County, N. Mex., old stamping-and-shooting ground of Billy the Kid, Willkie and Roosevelt were tied. So were they in Gilpin County, Colo., in Marinette County, Wis. In almost uninhabited Armstrong County, S. Dak., nobody voted.

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