Today In History

Voting At Asylum

Event date: Nov 9, 1888

All the voting wasn’t done in the town hall on Tuesday. Polling places were opened in each of the male wards at the asylum and all the forms of an election were observed. The count showed this distribution of part affiliations: Republicans, 78; Democrats, 52; Prohibitionists, 6; Whigs, 5; Greenbackers, 2; Abolitionist, 1. Party spirit ran high, and the course of the “canvass” corresponded pretty closely with what is seen among people supposed to be sane.

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