New York: Someone Will Pick Up the Pieces

It almost looked as if winning the elections was the worst thing that could have happened to the Democrats in New York State. For 29 lean years they had been in the minority in both of Albany's legislative chambers. After the Johnson landslide, they awoke to find that they were all set to take over — except that they did not seem to know how. Intent on blunting the new majority's power, Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller quickly summoned a special session of the old legislature, forced through a reapportionment bill favoring Republicans...

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