Corruption in Georgia primaries and elections, 1938-1950.
Bernd, Joseph L.
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When President Roosevelt tried to defeat Senator Walter George in 1938 and urged Georgians to elect "New Dealer" Lawrence Camp, Eugene Talmadge tried to take advantage of the split opposition to win the contest by polling a majority of county unit votes. Although George had far more popular votes, Talmadge led in unit votes for a long time during the vote count. When George finally won a unit vote majority, Talmadge claimed the election had been stolen from him. Although the Talmadge claim was not allowed by the Democratic Party officials in Georgia, he was not even given an investigation in the thirty-two counties, he claimed were stolen. [TRUNCATED]
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