November 7 in San Antonio history…
President Eisenhower’s margin of victory in yesterday’s election grew to 18,768 in Bexar County from the 15,131 vote margin he had in 1952.
The Texas Election Bureau reports that although Richard Nixon won the Presidential election, Texas’s 25 electoral votes went to Hubert Humphrey. It was the first time in nearly 40 years that the votes did not go to the President-elect.
It’s election day in San Antonio! Experts are predicting a record county vote, with up to 270,000 of the county’s 335,770 registered voters expected to cast ballots in contests topped by the presidential race. Nixon is expected to easily defeat Democratic challenger George McGovern in the presidential election.