DEMOCRATS: The Cracking South

Last week the revolt of Dixie Democrats stopped being an irritating headache to Candidate Harry Truman—and became a major threat. He and his helpers could no longer ignore the Dixiecrats. In Louisiana, Candidate Truman's name was stricken from the ballot.

In its place, Louisiana's Democratic Central Committee put the J. Strom. Thurmond-Fielding Wright Dixiecrat ticket and committed the state's ten Democratic electors to it. Unless the action is overthrown in the courts, a Louisiana voter who wants to vote for Harry Truman in November will have to write in the names of ten new Truman electors.

The States' Righters crowed; Louisiana...

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