Election 1944: Stimson denies Army censors ballot mail (9-21-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (September 21, 1944)


Stimson denies Army censors ballot mail

No envelope opened, Secretary says

Washington (UP) –
Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson answering claims that soldiers’ ballots had been opened by Army censors, declared today that “an investigation has not disclosed a single such envelope opened.”

He said orders were sent by the War Department Dec. 15, 1943, that any envelope marked as containing ballot material was not subject to censorship. This order, he said, has been reiterated in various War Department directives and, more recently, in Army radio instructions.