POLITICAL NOTES: Off-Year Elections


Off-Year Election

Came the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. To the polling places went civic-minded citizens. It was an off-year election, mostly of mayors, sheriffs and other large frogs in small puddles. Two States, however, elected new Governors. Three elected U. S. Representatives. Here and there were statewide issues— constitutional amendments, laws, bond issues. From such results, political pundits made halfhearted attempts to draw large deductions. These deductions had to be colored highly by partisanship to become visible. G. O. Pundits said in effect: "The elections of...

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