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adopted amendment applied Assessors Birmingham Bloomsburg boroughs BUCKALEw cast choice chosen Columbia County committee Constitution contested Convention votes corruption Councilmen County cumulative vote debate delegates Democratic didates disfranchisement effect elec electoral colleges electoral reform electoral vote entitled equal evil fact favor four free vote gerrymandering give highest in vote House of Commons injustice lative legislative Legislature limited vote Lord majority rule majority vote manner ment minority mode nomination Northumberland County number of persons number of votes object obtain officers opinion Parliament plan of voting plurality rule political interest political parties polled popular elections popular vote present presidential electors primary elections principle proportional representation proposed proposition question ratio reform bill reformed voting repre representation representative body Republican result secure Senate single districts suffrage three candidates three members three votes ticket tion tory town trict vacancies veto voters whole number
Side 227 - In all elections of representatives aforesaid, each qualified voter may cast as many votes for one candidate as there are representatives to be elected, or may distribute the same, or equal parts thereof, among the candidates, as he shall see fit; and the candidates highest in votes shall be declared elected.
Side 133 - Now nothing is more certain than that the virtual blotting out of the minority is no necessary or natural consequence of freedom ; that, far from having any connection with democracy, it is diametrically opposed to the first principle of democracy, representation in proportion to numbers. It is an essential part of democracy that minorities should be adequately represented. No real democracy, nothing but a false show of democracy, is possible without it.
Side 224 - ... for as many persons as there are directors or trustees to be elected, or to cumulate said shares, and give one candidate as many votes as the number of directors multiplied by the number of his shares of stock shall equal, or to distribute them, on the same principle, among as many candidates as he shall think fit, and such directors or trustees shall not be elected in any other manner.
Side 210 - They have not made the appointment of the President to depend on any preexisting bodies of men, who might be tampered with beforehand to prostitute their votes; but they have referred it in the first instance to an immediate act of the People of America, to be exerted in the choice of persons for the temporary and sole purpose of making the appointment.
Side 126 - IT HAS been seen that the dangers incident to a representative democracy are of two kinds: danger of a low grade of intelligence in the representative body, and in the popular opinion which controls it; and danger of class legislation on the part of the numerical majority, these being all composed of the same class.
Side 242 - ... as well as all moneys received in pursuance of the provisions of the fourth section of an Act entitled 'An Act to increase the county rates and levies for the use of the Commonwealth,' approved the twenty-fifth day of March, 1831, be and the same are hereby transferred and assigned to the Common School Fund ; and that at the expiration of twelve months after the passage of this Act, and regularly at the expiration...
Side 224 - ... public notice, as may be provided by law. SEC. 12. In all elections for directors or managers of corporations every stockholder shall have the right to vote, in person or by proxy, the number of shares of stock owned by him for as many persons as there are directors or managers to be elected...
Side 242 - Liability Commission, who shall hold their offices for the term of two years and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
Side 127 - The pure idea of democracy, according to its definition, is the government of the whole people by the whole people, equally represented. Democracy as commonly conceived and hitherto practised, is the government of the whole people by a mere majority of the people, exclusively represented.
Side 227 - The Legislature may provide for submitting to a vote of the people at the general election to be held in 1876, or at any general 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.