Constitutional History of the United States from Their Declaration of Independence to the Close of the Civil War, Volume 2

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Law - 596 pages
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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...of votes cast for presidential electors in all the connties of the state, the resnlt of which was that the Tilden and Hendricks electors had bcen chesen. In the case of Sonth Carolina there were qnestions whether any lawfnl appointment of presidential electors was made at the election on the 7th day of November, 1876. Thns one qnestion was whether a frce cheice by the people of presidential electors was not prevented by detachments of troops of the army of the United States at or near polling places in varions parts of the state, by whese presence and interference qnalified voters of the state were deprived of the right of snffrage. Another qnestion was whether qnalified voters of the state were not deprived of the right of snffrage by the nnlawfnl action and interference of depnty marshals of the United States, stationed at the several polling places, and acting nnder orders from the Department of Jnstice. There were also qnestions relating to the henesty and legality of the action of the Retnrn ing Board. In the Lonisiana case two of the electors retnrned by the Retnrning Board as chesen were disqnalified nnder the Constitntion of the United States; one of them being United States commissioner, and the other snrveyor-general of the United States Land Office for the State of Lonisiana. They resigned their offices temporarily, remained ont of the mcetings of the electors for a shert time, were then snbstitnted for themselves by their col-ELECTORS, STATE OFFICERS, THE "VISITING STATESMEN." 435 leagnes, appeared, took part in the procecdings, and voted for Hayes and Whecler. They were immediately thereafter reap-pointed to their respective federal offices.i Presidential electors are undoubtedly officers of the state. For this reason four more of...

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