A Historical and Legal Digest of All the Contested Election Cases in the House of Representatives of the United States

A Historical and Legal Digest of All the Contested Election Cases in the House of Representatives of the United States

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...vitiates the election. Congress has been called upon to probe mto charges filed with all the formality and definiteness of an indictment. These charges are supported by sworn testimony that can not be discredited by snnple denials.. To disregard the charges and refuse the investigation asked for by Mayor Grace will, in the view of the minority, tend to nullify a law passed by Congress in the interest of clean and honest elections throughout the country; a law which, with all its weakness, will, if enforced, minimize the shameful conditions alleged to exist in South Carolina and which undoubtedly exist elsewhere; a law designed to prevent a long purse from having undue influence in congressional elections, and which declares to the country that while it legislates for others, Congress will not ignore the plain demands of justice or of moral responsibility when the integrity of its own membership is challenged. The two reports were debated at length. Record, 2d sess., pp. 2350-2355, 2370-2393. A resolution offered by the minority ordering an investigation was defeated by a vote of 98 to 227, when, without further discussion, the resolution olfered by the majority was agreed to. Report 158. CARNEY 1;. SMITH, third Michigan. Committee on Elections No. 1. Misconduct of election boards and irregularities in voting and counting the vote. Report for the contestee, who retained his seat. Report by Mr. Post. Various irregularities are charged by contestant. 1. In one election district, by agreement of the parties to this contest, the entire election board was reassembled and recounted the ballots. This recount reduced Smith's plurality in the district 9 votes. Your committee makes no question as to the right and duty to accept the revised...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827619
  • 9781236827616