Elbridge Gerry, Phil Ochs, Grover Cleveland and ‘One Man No Vote’

“Oh look outside the window, there’s a woman being grabbed
They’ve dragged her to the bushes and now she’s being stabbed
Maybe we should call the cops and try to stop the pain
But Monopoly is so much fun, I’d hate to blow the game…”

— Phil Ochs, “Outside of a Small Circle of Friends”

Around 3 a.m. on March 13, 1964, in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York, 29-year-old Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was raped and…