Politics in Wartime

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Opening of the 1942 Political Campaign

Voter participation in the wartime congressional elections of 1942 got under way April 14, when Democrats and Republicans in Illinois went to the polls to pick nominees for the 26 House seats and one Senate seat to be filled by that state in November. Party primaries are to be held May 5 by Democrats and Republicans in Indiana and South Dakota, and by Democrats in Alabama and Florida. Between then and September 15 hardly a week will go by without primaries or conventions ...

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