Kennedy's Thin Edge

When John Kennedy takes his oath of office next January, he may be the 14th U.S. President* to win election without a popular vote majority. At week's end, with more than 67 million votes counted (a U.S. record), Kennedy held a 279,000 lead over Richard Nixon—and the margin was dropping steadily. Still to be counted were at least 400,000 absentee ballots in eleven states. The electoral vote (269 needed to win) stood at Kennedy 332, Nixon 191 and 14 unpledged. The scorecard according to Associated Press figures (with Kennedy electoral votes in...

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