The Presidential Counts: A Complete Official Record of the Proceedings of Congress at the Counting of the Electoral Votes in All the Elections of President and Vice-president of the United States; Together with All Congressional Debates Incident Thereto, Or to Proposed Legislation Upon that Subject. With an Analytical Introduction
D. Appleton, 1877 - Elections - 670 pages
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Page xlvi - The person having the greatest number of votes for president, shall be the president, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person...
Page 185 - Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of senators and representatives to which the state may be entitled in congress ; but no senator or representative, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States, shall be appointed an elector.
Page 195 - States, then and in such case it may and shall be lawful for the President, by proclamation, to declare that the inhabitants of such State, or any section or part thereof, where such insurrection exists, are in a state of insurrection against the United States; and thereupon...
Page xxxiv - ... A; and said tellers, having then read the same in the presence and hearing of the two Houses, shall make a list of the votes...
Page 226 - I, , do solemnly swear, in presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States thereunder...
Page 7 - OF THE UNITED STATES: In compliance with a custom as old as the government itself, I appear before you to address you briefly, and to take in your presence the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the United States to be taken by the President "before he enters on the execution of his office.
Page 226 - Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty, each having taken the oath aforesaid and not having since violated it, and being a qualified voter by the election law of the State existing immediately before the so-called act of secession, and excluding all others, shall reestablish a State government which shall be republican, and in nowise contravening said oath, such shall be recognized as the true government of the State...
Page 352 - The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-Président, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as VicePrésident, and...