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Columbus, O., Nov. 8.- Major "Wïlliam McKinley demonstrated Tuesday that he was not drowned in the political tidal wave of last November. He has been re-elected governor of Ohio by 70,000 plurality af ter a campaign f ought strictly on national issues. As soon as the overwhelming nature of the victory began to be appreciated at Republican headquarters his supporters went wild with excitement, and a ratification meeting was held in which speeches were made nominating McKinley for president. The weather was pleasant all over the state and there was a f uil vote of over 800.000. McKinley has a niajority over all with Democratie, Prohibition and Populist tickets opposed to him. This is the first majority over all any state candidato has had since Foster's election just af ter Garfield's death in 1881. Blaine had a majority in 1884, but the Republican state ticket then had only a plurality. Last year the Demócrata elected one presidential elector and Republican plurlity was then 1,072. McKinley's plurality in 1891 was 21.511. In 1890 the Republicans had 10,000 plurality, and in 1889 the Deniocrats elected Governor Campbell by 10,872, when there was a small vote. The Republicans have also carried both houses of the legislature, it is claimed, by a two-thirds majority. Sweeping Republican victories in municipal and township elections are reported from all parts of the state. The Republican managers claim that McKinley's plurality wiÜ reach 87,000. Chairman Seward of the Democratie state committeo admitted shortly af ter nidnight that if the ratio of Democratie osses was kept up throughotit the state ;he plurality would be 70,000 for McKinley. Chairman Seward was at that ime figuring with Colonel W. A. Tayor, Democratie candidate for lieutenant governor, and other Democratie candidates and managers who are conïerned in the eoneeasion. some of them aughingly seconding Neal's motion to make it unanimous.


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