November 6, 1952
EISENHOWER’S VICTORY: The electoral victory of General Dwight Eisenhower over his Democratic rival Adlai Stevenson in the presidential elections was truly overwhelming and unprecedented in the USA’s electoral history. Today, at about 9 p.m. Greenwich meantime, after nearly all results were in, Eisenhower had received 30,669,959 votes and Stevenson 24,711,800. Out of a total electorate of some 65 million, 55,382,000 voted, which was also an unprecedented turnout for the USA. General Eisenhower won the majority vote in 39 states; Stevenson in only 10. The new president, therefore, has 442 electors, Stevenson only 89. A NEW AGE: New York, 5 – From 8 p.m. yesterday, when the last voters left the polling booths, the American people had passed their verdict. From that moment on, Gen. Eisenhower was virtually the new president of the United States of America. It is not simply a change of face, but the end of one period in history and the beginning of another. The era of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal is over once and for all. (…) Eisenhower immediately made an address to the nation and to France (…) and prepared to leave for Korea, in order to keep his promise to the American people to see what can possibly be done to end a war that has begun to be a nightmare for his country.