THE ELECTION: Scoreboard

All week long the votes drifted in from the scattered precincts. By week's end it was clear that the U.S. had given President Dwight Eisenhower a record 34,750,000 votes, with a plurality of 9,300,000 (57.7%) over Democrat Adlai Stevenson, and an electoral total of 457 out of 531. (Total vote cast: 60,180,000, about one million less than 1952's alltime high.) The voters also gave Eisenhower a Democratic Congress, and at the state level slightly increased the number of Democratic governors.

The Democrats went into the 1956 elections with a 49 to 47 edge in the U.S. Senate. For a...

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