Biennial Report of the Attorney-General

Biennial Report of the Attorney-General

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... of abundant means over one whose financial ability is no more than sufficient to pay a reasonable sum in furtherance of his success and that of the party by which he is nominated, and to prohibit an excessively large expenditure of money by any candidate. With this end in view, this provision should receive such a fair and liberal construction as not to prevent or unduly embarrass the conduct of political campaigns under the existing system, except so far as may be necessary to cure the evil aimed at by the law. Matter of McLennan, 65 N. Y., Misc., 644, 646. In Re Betchel's Election Expenses, 39 Pa. Sup. Ct., 292, 302. Adamson v. Lamsdon, 18 Idaho, 483. Money is expended by practically every committee of a political party in the territory in which any specified candidate is voted for, which aids or promotes the election of such candidate, at least as one of the candidates of the party represented by such committee, but it would be manifestly impossible for said committee to determine and report the amount so expended by it in behalf of each individual candidate, if the law so required. Furthermore, the statute (Sec. 6 of Chapter 253 of the Public Acts of 1909), covering the statements of treasurers and political agents was not amended by the act of 1911 so as to make such lequirement, as would naturally be expected if committee expenditures in behalf of each candidate were intended to be separately accounted for and included in the total of expenditures allowed to the candidate. It is also apparent that contributions made independently by others to political committees are in many cases made without the solicitation or even knowledge of any candidate whose election as one of the candidates of the party represented by such committee may more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652750X
  • 9781236527509