Saturday, June 18, 2022

Today -100: June 18, 1922: Of elections, klans, and hearsts

The Irish elections are conducted, with relatively few raids on voting places, kidnappings, threatening notices, etc. Early results show strong pro-Treaty majorities.

The NYT Sunday Magazine has a longish piece about the Ku Klux Klan and its election activities this year.

Democrats are worried that if William Randolph Hearst is elected governor of NY this year, he’d be in a good position for a presidential run in 1924. So they’re putting increasing pressure on Al Smith to run for governor.

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