THE VOTE: How It Went

With bright skies to encourage them and dark worry to impel them, Americans overwhelmed their polling places to settle in a matter of hours the suspense of weeks. Here, in Eastern Standard Time, is the hour-by-hour story the returns told:

8 to 9 O'Clock. Radio and TV had not even run their first-string pundits and their elaborate mechanical brains into the game when the decisive answers to some crucial questions began to flood in.

Connecticut heralded the first rumble of an Eisenhower landslide even more decisively than in 1952. In labor-heavy Bridgeport, traditionally...

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