The Election: Wallace Celebrates

Democrats of Cedar Falls, Iowa were sorely perplexed. Through a mixup, their printed instructions on how to use the newly-installed voting machines read simply: "Pull the Republican lever." Republicans in one Waterloo, Iowa precinct were equally baffled. Election judges the night before had inadvertently left a sign hanging on the Republican county ticket lever: "Do not touch."

In Washington Iowa's native son, Henry Agard Wallace, enjoyed more than usual philosophic serenity. He had voted by absentee ballot about ten days before. Reporters had trouble finding him on election evening. He was having dinner...

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