THE CONGRESS: 10,000,000 Voters

For six days the Senate gingerly held on to the dynamite-charged "soldier vote" bill. Many a Congressman sat down in a quiet corner and figured it all out on his thumbs. A Gallup poll last week said it simply: ten million soldier votes could certainly decide the 1944 Presidential elections—and very probably in favor of the New Deal.

The Lucas-Green bill was aimed at transferring the machinery of soldier balloting from State hands to a Federal War Ballot Commission. The longer the Senate held the Lucas-Green bill, the more it seemed to tick like...

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