Speaking at the Republican H.Q. in Washington, November 9, Republican National Chairman Thurston Morton refused?
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Background: Speaking at the Republican H.Q. in Washington, November 9, Republican National Chairman Thurston Morton refused to concede the election to Senator John F. Kennedy, though Kennedy had already taken a commanding lead.
Though the election result then remained little more than a formality, Vice Presidential candidate for the Republicans, Henry Cabot Lodge, refused to become a party spokesman ...
In Los Angeles, where he had been watching the election's progress on television in a hotel suite, Vice President Nixon came downstairs to the Republican H.Q. - but refused to concede the victory ...
By this time Republicans across the country had started to go home - the result for them at least a foregone conclusion - and there were empty chairs in Republican headquarters in Washington.
For the Democrats, Senator Lyndon Johnson, Vice Presidential candidate, was guardedly optimistic ...
John Kennedy, Vice President elect as he seemed to be, was not anxious to appear from his home in Hyannis Port before the cameras. He sent his Press Secretary to announce his 'go to bed' decision .....