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Prelinger Archives. Tuesday in November

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  • Idealized portrayal of 1944 U.S. presidential election, made to show the world that the United States was sufficiently secure to hold a free and fair election during wartime. Shows campaign activities, efforts to ensure the secrecy of the ballot and fairness of the election, and media coverage of the electoral process, all culminating in a giant nighttime gathering in Times Square where a huge crowd awaits the result.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 13, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.


  • Voting in Typical American Town (1:34) -- Voting and Oversight Process (2:03) -- Executive Branch (1:23) -- Legislative and Judicial Branch (2:47) -- Three Branches (0:55) -- Strong System and Participation (1:27) -- Campaigns and Voter Engagement (2:39) -- Process of Campaign (1:12) -- Counting Votes (2:15) -- Credits: Prelinger Archives: Tuesday in November (0:09)
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