[Franklin D. Richards]
Papers report a most wonderful Democratic majorityin most of the largest states in the Union as well as in Utah. Like a tidal wave it has swept the whole country landing the Republican party high & dry. I called on Junior [i.e., Francis M. Lyman Jr.] at his office and from him learned of the crushing defeat of the republicans throughout the United States. It is a Perfect landslide for the Democratic party in Utah as well as throughout the Nation. It comes as the voice of a great people in thunder tones. Republicans bow humbly to the sovereign will. We all acknowledge the ha[n]d of God in it all.
[Source: Franklin D. Richards Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]