The Cosmopolitan Volume 44

The Cosmopolitan Volume 44

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...sent in other automobiles to warn the election oflicers that they were violating the law. Many men were sent; scores of them. But there are 1948 polling-places in New York. It was impossible to reach more than a small fraction of them. At half-past eleven the returns were resumed. It was seen now that the vested interests were gaining, and they continued to gain until the end, when they had won (on the face of the returns) by a narrow margin. Meantime, what had been going on at the places; where the votes were being counted? This had been going on. In literally hundreds of instances the figures on the retumsheet were reversed or juggled so as to show a larger vote for the vested interests than the vested interests received. Thus, if the tally-sheet of a precinct showed that the vested interests received I40 votes and the opposition received 180 votes the returns were made out to show that the vested interests received 180 and the opposition I40. When this had been done the tally-sheet was smeared, defaced, mutilated, blotted, or written over so as to conceal as far as possible the discrepancy between the returns and the actual totals of votes cast. In some cases this was done very hastily and im-_ perfectly, and in some cases it was done with evident skill and care; but in some shape it was done wherever it was needed. Now of all this there is not the slightest doubt. It is perfectly well known and easily demonstrable to any comprehension. For instance, while the polls are open and the votes are being received, an ofiicial called the ballot-clerk sits before the pile of blank ballots, one of which he issues to each duly qualified voter after the voter has been passed by the inspectors in charge of the registration lists. This ballot-clerk...show more

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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 635g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800559
  • 9781236800558