REPUBLICANS: Only the People . . .

The last of the 1,206 Republican Convention delegates were chosen this week. An Illinois state convention chose ten delegates-at-large, all for Taft. This brought the Illinois score to Taft 59, Eisenhower 1. Puerto Rico, which had been expected to go for Taft, exploded with a factional fight. Both groups agreed on one delegate, each elected two others. All are publicly uncommitted and uninstructed.

Despite claims from both camps, neither Taft nor Ike is within a hundred votes of the 604 needed to nominate. At week's end the votes stood:

Taft 464

Eisenhower 389

Warren 76

Stassen 26

McKeldin 24

MacArthur 3

Contested 75

Uncommitted 149


Pennsylvania's 55 uncommitted...

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