National Affairs: Election Night

For weeks the speculation and suspense mounted and the questions multiplied. The answers went into the ballot box on Election Day. In a few hours they began to pour out. Here, measured in Eastern Standard Time, is how the ballot boxes told one of the greatest stories of this generation:

8 to 9 O'Clock. Three big campaign questions got early tentative answers:

1) How solid is the South? Virginia, whose Democratic Boss Harry Byrd had refused to work for Stevenson, gave Eisenhower an 8:30 lead of 48,000 to 34,000; Richmond, expected to go Republican,...

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