THE STATES: Settling Shocks

Of all the myriad U.S. political pulse takers, no one was more confounded by last week's elections than that presumably savvy gent, the local party boss. Between widespread (and carefully calculated) ticket splitting and outright reversals of voting form, the 1960 election hit many a state political machine like an earthquake, shattering cherished preconceptions and not a few careers.

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