That spectacular race against time that brought Senator Block of West Virginia from California to Charleston with the deciding vote that broke the tie in the West Virginia Senate, practically assures that the women of America will vote next November for President of the United States. With the ratification of the amendment by only two more states, one more milestone in the march of American Democracy will have been passed. The fight that was begun seventy years ago by Susan B. Anthony, that met at first only ridicule, then the active opposition of the conservatives, but gained strength with ever-increasing momentum as the years advanced is all but won.
The influence of the women's vote in the approaching elections can hardly be gauged with accuracy. It will undoubtedly prove to the few remaining skeptics the fallacy of the argument that women would exercise the franchise under fundamentally different political conceptions from men. But the important fact remains,--that Democracy has been vindicated as a national institution, compassing the prerogatives of any individual state or states, by the approaching advent of several million women into our National political life.