POLITICAL NOTE: Popular Votes

POLITICAL NOTE

Election officials at the 40 State capitals gave out official figures on how the U. S. electorate elected President last month. There were 36,798,669 ballots—an increase of 7,707,252 or about 25% over 1924.

Hoover got 21,429,109 votes—an increase of 5,276,909 over the record-breaking Harding vote of 1920 and 5,704,093 more Smith than got the 1924 15,005,497 votes Coolidge—vote, more than a million short of the highest previous popular vote, but 5,858,144 more than the highest previous Democratic poll (Cox in 1920).

The Hoover plurality of 6,423,612 was less than the Coolidge and...

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