National Affairs: New Rules in Wisconsin

In a grim power struggle in Milwaukee last week, the State Democratic Administrative Committee changed the scoring system for Wisconsin's crucial Democratic primary election next April, and thereby cut the chances of clean-cut victory either for Jack Kennedy or Hubert Humphrey. After two hours of furious debate in a Kaiser-Knickerbocker Hotel suite, the committee's 26 members voted 14-12 to change the rules. Under the new system, each of Wisconsin's ten congressional districts will receive 2½ votes at the national convention, with five delegate-at-large votes going to the statewide winner. Under the old rules, each district was worth two votes, with the...

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