Nation: Pillory

Democracy depends upon the acceptance by the minority of the majority's will, and most Americans acquiesce to election results with relative equanimity. Not so William Loeb, the ultraconservative publisher of the Manchester, N.H., Union Leader. In the state's gubernatorial election this fall, Loeb supported conservative Democrat Roger Crowley, hoping that a large voter turnout in Manchester would carry Crowley past the Republican incumbent, Walter Peterson, into the Statehouse. Crowley lost by 4,200 votes. Last week the Union Leader began publishing the names of the 15,000 Manchester voters who failed to show up at...

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