Votes for Soldiers

U.S. soldiers will vote in 1944.

When an uneasy Senate windily debated the soldier vote last month, both parties were politicking furiously (TiME, Dec. 13). New Dealers stubbornly pushed the Lucas-Green measure, which would have set up a super-powerful Federal War Ballot Commission. On the side, they suspected that servicemen would vote for the Commander in Chief. Republicans stubbornly fought beside conservative Democrats for States' rights.* The anti-New Deal coalition killed the bill and substituted a pious, meaningless resolution which threw the whole problem back at the States. On their side, GOPsters...

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