NEW YORK: Long Night in Manhattan

At 10:16 p.m., a little more than three hours after the polls had closed, U.S. Senator Irving Ives stepped before 200 Republicans in the ballroom of Manhattan's Roosevelt Hotel. Wearing a somber smile, Ives conceded that Democrat Averell Harriman had defeated him in the race for the most important governorship in the U.S. Projection of returns already counted showed that the Democratic candidate would win by more than 200,000 votes. Ives said that he had just wired his opponent: "It was a great fight; congratulations and best wishes." Two blocks away, at the Biltmore, Harriman's excited supporters pushed him,...

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