Nation: Premature Poll

In Florida, a battle of buses and ballots a yard wide

It was Detroit Mayor Coleman Young vs. Georgia's Julian Bond, Chip Carter vs. former Congressman Allard Lowenstein, Miss Lillian vs. all comers. It was White House clout against Kennedy cachet, a rush of federal block grants and prestigious appointments against a hint of similar largesse tomorrow. It was who had the buses and got enough of them to the polls. It was, alas, Florida and its distressingly premature launching of the 1980 presidential race.

In concrete terms, the weekend vote —held in 67 Florida...

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