Nation: New York: Bloc Vote?

It is often considered bad taste to talk about election results in racial or religious terms. Yet race and or religion are facts of political life. In New York, Irish Catholics held power for a long while. Then Italian Catholics made their move. Last summer Democratic Pollster Lou Harris urged that U.S. Attorney Robert Morgenthau be nominated for Governor against Nelson Rockefeller, if only because he could win what Harris considered the Jewish bloc vote. Harris was on the right track. As weak a candidate as Morgenthau turned out to be, he nevertheless...

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