Proportional Representation: Or, The Representation of Successive Majorities in Federal, State, Municipal, Corporate and Primary Elections

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J. Campbell & son, 1872 - 300 pages
 

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Page 236 - shares shall equal, or to distribute them on the same principle among as many candidates as he shall think fit; and such directors or managers shall not be elected in any other manner.
Page 234 - shares shall equal, or to distribute them on the same principle among as many candidates as he shall think fit; and such directors or managers shall not be elected in any other manner.
Page 100 - and may give all such votes to one candidate, or may distribute them among the candidates as he thinks fit. This amendment (which was for the free vote including the principle of cumulation and applicable generally to elections where more than one member was to be chosen) was debated on the day when
Page 230 - The House of Eepresentatives shall consist of three times the number of the members of the Senate, and the term of office shall be two years. Three Representatives shall be elected in each senatorial district at the general election in the year AD 1872, and every two years thereafter. In all elections of
Page 145 - all reductions and extensions of the franchise, their effect being to place the principal power in the hands of classes more and more below the highest level of instruction in the community. But, though the superior intellects and characters will necessarily be outnumbered, it makes a great difference whether or not they are heard. In the false democracy
Page 220 - of all the persons voted for, and the number of votes for each, which they are to transmit to the President of the Senate, who, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, shall count the votes and declare who is chosen. Thus the matter now stands. We propose to show, as previously stated, that this mode as
Page 243 - election thereafter, a plan or scheme of proportional representation in the Senate of this State, and if a majority of the votes cast at such election be in favor of the plan submitted to them, the Legislature shall at its session succeeding such election rearrange the Senatorial Districts in accordance with the plan so approved by the people.
Page 239 - At all elections for Representatives each qualified elector may cast as many votes for one candidate as there are Representatives to be elected in the county or district, or may distribute the same among
Page 243 - At all elections for Representatives each qualified elector may cast as many votes for one candidate as there are Representatives to be elected in the county or district, or may distribute the same among
Page 226 - To the people belongs the right of electing their Chief Magistrate. It never was designed that their choice in any case should be defeated, either by the intervention of electorial colleges, or by the agency confided in certain contingencies to the House of Representatives. I, therefore,

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