On Nov. 8 the U. S. electorate set three records. It gave Franklin Delano Roosevelt the biggest winning vote for President in history. It gave Herbert Hoover the biggest vote of any losing nominee. The total vote — about 39,000,000 — surpassed the 1928 record by some 2,000,000.

Last week the Associated Press compiled the popular vote, with 30 States officially complete and the others nearly so, as follows: Roosevelt, 22,314,058; Hoover, 15,575,474. The Hoover vote was 559,031 more than the Smith vote in 1928, the Roosevelt vote 921,868 more than the Hoover...

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