A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 16, 1970

THERE are all sorts of ways to cover an election. Television does it by computer and instant commentary. The daily papers blanket their pages with countless, often overlapping stories on the results. TIME has a different mission. Because we are a weekly newsmagazine, we have a few days of which to stand back, sort out and organize the avalanche of facts, form fresh judgments, and render reasoned analysis.

TIME'S coverage of last week's mid-term elections has been in preparation for many months, of course. Our correspondents have been on the campaign trail from the...

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