National Affairs: Who's for Whom

¶ In California's primary elections, Richard Nixon trotted into the winner's circle with more votes than his Democratic rival, Governor Edmund ("Pat") Brown. Unopposed on the G.O.P. ballot, Native Son Nixon nevertheless attracted 59% of the registered Republicans to the polls for a rousing 1,475,595 vote of confidence—despite an attempt by Rockefeller outriders to encourage a "silent" stay-away vote. The Democrats polled 53% of their registered vote, but Brown found nothing very cheering in his 1,327,245 vote tally or the fact that his Democratic rival, Old-Age Pension Promoter George McLain, registered a...

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