National Affairs: NEW YORK: Anatomy of a Key State

THE man who takes New York's 45 electoral votes is already one-sixth of the way to victory. The state is traditionally Republican in presidential races, though Native Son Franklin Roosevelt carried it four times. Dwight Eisenhower in 1956 swept Adlai Stevenson out to sea by 1,500,000 votes. No other state quite matches New York's size, political tensions and racial-religious groupings. But basically the same building blocks, juggled and rearranged, make up the political structures of most of the other key industrial states where the 1960 election will be won or lost. Mostly Democratic...

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