Politics: Elections, Plus Ca Change …
The United States is encouraged by high voter turnout in a worn torn country – umm, 40 years ago.
U.S. ENCOURAGED BY VIETNAM VOTE; Officials Cite 83% Turnout Despite Vietcong Terror
By PETER GROSE Special to The New York Times. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Sep 4, 1967. pg. 2, 1 pgs
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 United States officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of turnout in South Vietnam's presidential election despite a Vietcong terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting.
The full article can be purchased from the NY Times Archive for $2.95.
(update: 2/1/05, 4:22 pm) - The full article is posted at the progressive blog, DailyKos. Mark Follman at Salon.com also adds this reminder:
As we know, the last U.S. helicopter took off from Saigon more than seven years later, on April 30, 1975, and the nascent government fell shortly thereafter.