From these facts it appears that the greatest frequency of elections which has been deemed necessary in that kingdom, for binding the representatives to their constituents, does not exceed a triennial return of them.
As far as we can draw any conclusion from it, it must be that if the people of that country have been able under all these disadvantages to retain any liberty whatever, the advantage of biennial elections would secure to them every degree of liberty, which might depend on a due connection between their representatives and themselves.
Nothing can be more evident, than that an exclusive power of regulating elections for the national government, in the hands of the State legislatures, would leave the existence of the Union entirely at their mercy.
Suppose an article had been introduced into the Constitution, empowering the United States to regulate the elections for the particular States, would any man have hesitated to condemn it, both as an unwarrantable transposition of power, and as a premeditated engine for the destruction of the State governments?
And he set off for the elections
without appealing to her for a candid explanation.
And then finally, when election day came, the packing houses posted a notice that men who desired to vote might remain away until nine that morning, and the same night watchman took Jurgis and the rest of his flock into the back room of a saloon, and showed each of them where and how to mark a ballot, and then gave each two dollars, and took them to the polling place, where there was a policeman on duty especially to see that they got through all right.
It gave them pleasure to believe this, for Scully stood as the people's man, and boasted of it boldly when election day came.
They still insisted that victory could be gained through the elections.
Ernest's chance for election grew stronger and stronger.
is a very serious thing; at least it ought to be, and every man ought to vote according to his conscience, and let his neighbor do the same.
As for the election, you and I may be thankful we don't live over harbor.
On the morning after the election Captain Jim dropped in at the little house to tell the news.
Will not my aid be requisite to put you in heart and strength to preach your Election Sermon?
Verily, dear sir, we must take pains to make you strong and vigorous for this occasion of the Election discourse.
Because, in the first place, if the principle of election
is to be the basis of a system, absolute equality among the electors is a first requirement; they ought to be 'equal quantities,' things which modern politics will never bring about.