The election returns from Michigan sounded like a Kentucky Derby broadcast by Clem McCarthy. Soon after they got off, rugged ex-Governor Harry F. Kelly, who lost a leg in World War I, slipped ahead. By midevening, he was out front by 41,000 votes. By breakfast time next morning, young (39) Democratic Governor G. Mennen Williams, heir to a soap fortune and undeviating friend of organized labor, was only 9,000 behind and coming up fast.

Later in the day, Kelly's lead was down to a bare 2,100. Next day, vote counters began discovering errors...

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