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The Electoral Votes of 1876

Who Should Count Them, What Should Be Counted, and the Remedy for a Wrong Count

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Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,615 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 20
LoC Category: JK
Downloads: 403
Added to site: 2009.07.20
mnybks.net#: 24754
Genre: Politics
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d to a foreign prince, and delegated in perpetuity. It is no answer to say that such a delegation would not be made, the question is, whether it could be made, without violating the Constitution of the country? I insist that it could not; and that if the Legislature of New York were to authorize our friend the Emperor Alexander, or our excellent neighbor the Governor-General of Canada, to appoint the thirty-five presidential electors to which New York is entitled in the sum total of the electoral colleges, and the electors thus appointed were to receive the certificate of the Governor of New York, and to meet, vote, and transmit their certificates to Washington, the votes might be lawfully rejected. Such an occurrence is in the highest degree improbable; but stranger things than that have happened. The Empress Catharine intervened in the election of the kings of Poland, and the interference led to the downfall of the government and the blotting of the country from the map of Europe. Indeed,

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