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Roosevelt Wins Election

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Election Score Card

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was far ahead in the mountain and western states, and he had a
comfortable edge in the east and northeast.
There was an outside chance that soldier votes would change
some state decisions. But the Roosevelt victory was safe.
In eight of the eleven states counting their service ballots
belatedly the outcome could be changed. Seven of the eight, with
99 electoral votes, were on Roosevelt's side.
At a midnight celebration with his neighbors at Hyde Park,
N.Y., President Roosevelt had said it looked like he would win.
Sidney Hillman, also celebrating, with his. CIO-PAC followers
at a New York City hotel, declared:
"The American people have reaffirmed the.faith and confidence they
repose in a great American and an outstanding leader by voting to return
,President Roosevelt to office."
Roosevelt 'started off by piling up substantial leads in the solid South.
The "Big Ten" states outside the South gave Dewey the advantage, 6 to 4
in far-fromlcomplete tabulations. Roosevelt was in the van in four of the
five "border" states.
. In most of the far West the early morning trend was toward Roosevelt
He was splitting the six New England states, 50-50, with Dewey, and th:.
mountain area also was divided. Dewey was on top in a number of cor-
belt states.
In the congressional races, Democrats appeared headed toward
continued control of the treaty-ratifying Senate. They were assured
of at least eight of the 13 seats they needed. The eight elected were
majority leader Barkley of Kentucky, Tydings of Maryland and six
from the solid South.
Republicans elected to the Senate included Aiken of Vermont, Mors.
of Oregon and Reed of Kansas. Senator Nye, North Dakota, Republican
was running second in a three-way race.
Eight Republican places tumbled into the Democratic basket, includinf
the seat of Rep. Hamilton Fish, New Yorker unloved by either Roosevel
or Dewey. As matters stood at .2 a. m., the Democrats had definitely
elected 101 and the Republicans 13 toward a total house membershiz
of 435. The great majority of the contests were still undecided.
New York, home state of both presidential candidates, see-sawec
during the night but then Roosevelt went into the lead.
Michigan, which gave the Republican ticket a slender 7,000-vote
margin four years ago, turned over a heavy outstate vote to Dewey.
But it looked like a photo finish again when Detroit's votes began com-
ing through.
Maine came through for Dewey, definitely putting her five electora
votes in his column, as she did for the Republican ticket four years ago
Mr. Roosevelt was in the van in such vote-weighty states as Pennsylva-
nia, Illinois and California.
Presidential Nominees Cast
Ballots in New York State

Fail in Bids for Election:



11 Alabama................
4 Arizona.................
9 Arkansas...............
25 California...............
6 Colorado...............
8 Connecticut...........
3 Delaware...............
8 Florida.................
12 Georgia................
4 Idaho...........
28 Illinois ..................
13 Indiana .................
10 Iowa.........
8 Kansas.................
11 Kentucky......
10 Louisiana...............
5 Maine..................
8 Maryland...............
16 Massachusetts...........
19 Michigan...............
11 Minnesota..............
9 Mississippi..............
15 Missouri................
4 Montana...............
6 Nebraska...............
3 Nevada.................
4 New Hampshire.........
16 New Jersey.............
4 New Mexico.............
47 New York..............
14 North Carolina..........
4 North Dakota...........
25 Ohio...................



10 Oklahoma ........
6 Oregon...............
35 Pennsylvania.........
4 Rhode Island...........
8 South Carolina.........
4 South Dakota...........
12 Tennessee.............
23 'Texas..................
4 Utah..................
3 Vermont................
11 Virginia................
8 Washington......
8 West Virginia...........
12 Wisconsin..............
3 Wyoming ........... .....

NEW YORK, NOV. 7-(P)-Beam-
ing confidence, Gov. Thomas E.
Dewey reverted to his status as citi-
zen lawyer today and cast a vote for
Then the Republican nominee for
that high office retired to his mid-
town hotel suite to await the out-
The Governor and Mrs. Dewey
were whisked from their train to a
polling place in east 48th street im-
mediately after their arrival from Al-
bany shortly after noon.
Despite his protestations that he
had "nothing to do-I can wait all
day," the Deweys were ushered
through an applauding crowd to the
head of the line.
Miss Josephine Hughes, pert bru-
nette advertising director for Hattie
Carnegie, Inc., who would have been
next, said she was "thrilled to death"
to give way.
Dewey cast vote No. 256 in the 50th
precinct of the first assembly dis-
trict, an office of the Automobile
Club of America, just off the most
fashionable stretch of Park Avenue.
Mrs. Dewey followed with No. 257.
Their balloting, which climaxed a
two-month coast to coast campaign
by the Republican candidate to head
off a fourth term for President
Roosevelt, was accompanied by a
pyrotechnic display of photograph-
ers' flashlights.

HYDE PARK, N.Y., Nov. 7.---(A)-
In a secluded corner of his Hyde
Park home, President Roosevelt
spread vote tabulating sheets before
him tonight to keep a personal check
on the nation's response to his bid
for 16 years in the White House.
The family home was filled with
guests, and his Hyde Park neighbors
arranged a torch-light parade, win
or lose.
But the President and some of his
closest aides prepared in advance to
follow their election night custom---
watching the returns in a room
By telegraph, radio, telephone and
news wires, the President was able to
keep abreast of the voting trend. He
also had direct communication with
Democratic National Headquarters in
New York City.
The chief executive- identifying
himself to the registration clerk as a
Dutchess County "tree grower"-cast
ballot 251 today at the Hyde Park
town hall where he made his first
political speech in 1910.
Like many another voter, he had
a little trouble with the voting ma-
chine which recorded his fourth-
term ballot. The handle wouldn't
work at first and he had to stand in
the booth while an election official
reached over the green curtain to
straighten out the machine.

State Ticket ...
Continued from Page 1)
Secretary of State Herman H. Dig-
aan of Owosso, the former home of
Dewey, in his quest for reelection led
Democratic Arthur A. Koscinski of
John R. Dethmners of Holland, Re-
oublican State Chairman and Attor-
ney General Nominee led Democratic
Thurman B. Doyle of Menominee.
State Treasurer D. Hale Brake,
of Stanton, seeking reelection, led
Mrs. Minnie M. Schwinger of Sa-
ginaw, his Democratic challenger.
Only twice in Michigan's history
has its electoral college votes gone
to a Democrat, both times to Roose-
velt in 1932 and 1936. Wendell Will-
kie carried Michigan by a slender
margin of 7,000 votes four years ago.
Detroit election officials said the
count of a substantial number of pre-
cincts still was hours away, as their
staffs toiled over the record number
of bed-sheet sized paper ballots.
Heavy' vote totals were reported
generally through the; State, in
record numbers in some sections.
Outside, both Republicans and
Democrats found some of their pre-
election predictions upset. The Re-
publicans' claims of a landslide that
would sweep every upper peninsula
county into their column proved un-
founded, though it still was too early
to say how the upper peninsula as a
whole would go.
Outstate counties which were in
the Dewey column included Bay,
Berrien, Monroe, Oakland, Ottawa,
Saginaw, St. Clair, Hillsdale, Kent,
Ingh am, Kalamazoo, Lenawee, Ma-
comb, Midland and Dewey's home
county of Shiawassee, where his
mother still resides.
Muskegon and Genesee were cast-
ing Democratic majorities, and Delta
and Dickinson were among upper
peninsula counties in that party's
column as the count progressed.

Dem Candidates
For Governor
Move into Lead
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, Wednes-
day-Democratic candidates for gov-
ernor moved into early leads today in
three big states that now have Re-
publican4adhbinistrations - Illinois,
Ohio and Massachusetts.
With less than half of the Illinois
returns in, Republican Governor
Dwight H. Green trailed Democratic
State's attorney Thomas J. Courtney
of Cook County. Courtney's lead was
approximately 140,000 in 3,631 of
8,748 precincts.
Ohio Returns
Early Ohio returns put Frank J.
Lausche, Cleveland's Democratic
mayor narrowly ahead of Republican
James Garfield Stewart, Mayor of
Cincinnati. And in Massachusetts,
where Republican Governor Leverett
Saltonstall left the governorship to
run for the Senate, Democratic May-
or Maurice J, Tobin of Boston led
Lt.-Gov. Horace T. Cahill, Republi-
can, in another close race.
Republicans Lead
Incumbent Republican governors
were leading in Michigan, Wisconsin,
Nebraska,, and South Dakota with
the count far from complete in most
Republican Mortimer R. Proctor
was conceded election in Vermont.
Rhode Island. reelected for a third
term its Democratic executive, J.
Howard Mc Grath. Gov. Coke Stev-
enson, Democrat, won reelection han-
dily in Texas, as did Republican
Andrew F. Sehoeppel in Kansas.
In Indiana, Democratic United
States Senator Samuel D. Jackson,
after trailing, moved into a lead over
Ralph F. Gates, Republican, for the

(Continued from Page 1)
Iowa's Republican Governor
Bourke B. Hickenlooper led Senator
Guy M. Gillette, Democrat; Forrest
C. Donnell, Republican, was atop Roy
McKittrick in the contest for the
seat now held by Democrat Ben-
nett C. Clark in Missouri, and Re-
publican H. Alexander Smith out-
distanced Elmer H. Wene in New
Jersey with returns incomplete..
Augustus W. Bennet (D) of
Newburgh, defeated Hamilton Fish.
Other turnovers in favor of the
Democrats retired Daniel Ellison
(R-Md.) ; William J. Miller (R-
Conn.), and Thomas B. Miller
The Democrats also picked up seats
in the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th Pennsyl-
vania districts.
At 2 a. m. (EWT) the Democrats
had been assured ofh101nseats in
the House, where they now have
214 members to 212 Republicais. The
Republicans had elected 13 members.
Most of the seats assured the Demo-
crats inthe early returns were in the
solid South.

Election Analyzed
As the Daily goes to press this morning, more than 29 million votes
have been tabulated in the nation and the totals give President Roosevelt
15,823,800. Governor Dewey received 13,631,900 popular votes.
On the basis of these returns, President Roosevelt would receive
391 electoral votes while Governor Dewey would poll 140 electoral
Pennsylvania, counted as a pivotal state in early predictions, swung
to President Roosevelt by more than 80,000 votes which were counted
mainly in the metropolitan centers of Philadelphia and Pittsburg.
In another important state, Newt
York, voters cast a 95,000 vote ma- obvious that the soldier ballots will
jority for President Roosevelt while, not appreciably change the final re-
according to past custom, he lost his sult.
own district of Hyde Park. According to returns compiled
The tide of the election as it ap- up to 4 a. m. today, Roosevelt re-
peared more evident in early hours ceived 53 per cent of the popular
seemed to upset most political dope- vote in carrying 33 states with a
sters who looked for a fifty-fifty total electoral vote of 391. Final
break in returns with final results tabulations are expected to in-
pending soldier ballots. It now seems crease this majority and it appears


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