National Affairs: What to look for On Election Night

AS early as 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on Nov. 2, there will be signs, for those who know how to read them, pointing the way in which the election is going. At about that hour, returns recognized as indicators will cause professional politicians across the land to reach for their pencils and recheck their hunches.

The first real signs will come from Connecticut, where the polls close at 7 p.m. and the count is usually fast. Professionals in both parties will listen for reports from the First Congressional District (Hartford), which went Democratic by 24,508 in 1948 and by 23,540...

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