The Monday Record

July 20, 1923 • 05:37:18 AM

Harding elected president of the United States

United PressNovember 03, 1920

NEW YORK -- The scope of the Republican victory that swept the nation continued to grow as the returns are compiled. Harding was elected by the greatest popular vote ever amassed in American history. The Republicans have a minority of 12 to 16 in the Senate and 100 in the House. Harding's electoral vote has reached 372.

Gov. Cox early today was credited with 149 electoral votes while 39 were counted as "doubtful" because of incomplete returns.

Harding swept New York by a plurality estimated at 1,100,000, captured Ohio by 250,000 and ran far ahead in California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Cox carried the Solid South it is known with the exception of Tennessee where the returns are still incomplete. The Republicans increased the number of the Senate seats by 14 and made gains in the House.

Mr. and Mrs. Harding today planned to leave Marion Saturday for Point Isabel, Texas, to spend two weeks' rest at the home of Edward Scotsey, former Ohioan. Later the President-elect may take a sea trip in Central American waters, visiting the Panama Canal.

Harding carried Arizona, which is normally Democratic, by a plurality of from 2,000 to 5,000.