ELECTIONS: Wave of the Future?

From chilly Crescent City to the fur-nacelike Imperial Valley last week the skies were clear and charged with excitement as 3,750,000 California primary voters went to the polls in the major U.S. primary election of 1958. Setting an off-year primary record, 64% of California's Republicans and 60% of the Democrats turned out. And by nightfall the big news was that California Democrats, traditionally nonpartisan types who dissipated their big margin in registration (currently 990,000) by voting for well-known Republicans in California's cross-filing primary system, this year voted the straight Democratic ticket...

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