Election 1944: Small shift needed, GOP chairman says (9-2-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (September 3, 1944)


Small shift needed, GOP chairman says

Chicago, Illinois (UP) – (Sept. 2)
Herbert Brownell Jr., chairman of the Republican National Committee, believes that a switch of only about four percent of the vote cast in 1940 will be necessary to elect Governor Thomas E. Dewey Nov. 7.

The GOP chairman said:

There is a much greater defection for the New Deal, particularly in Texas and the border states than is indicated on the surface.

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I crunched the numbers & it’s more like close to 7.

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