National Affairs: Straw

From now until November a popular pastime will be straw-voting. In Chicago the Tribune, in New York State the Daily News, summoned citizens to cast meaningless ballots in voting machines which were lugged around to make "copy" and gain publicity. The Hearst press announced that it would do the same throughout the land. Remarked, though meaningless, in the early returns last week was a large "straw" lead recorded for Smith in that citadel of Republicanism, Pittsburgh.

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