The Ballot And Corruption And Expenditure At Elections; A Collection Of Essays And Addresses Of…

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byWilliam Dougal Christie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872. Excerpt: ... IV. ELECTOEAL COEEUPTION AND ITS EEMEDIES. "These corrupt practices I hold to be one of the most dangerous symptoms of the times, tending more than anything else to sap the foundations of social order, and to undermine the Constitution."--VisCount Palmerston, May 9, 1842. "There are no defects in the distribution of the franchise, however unjust, which are so destructive of public virtue or of the credit of our representative system, as these acts of bribery and corruption."--lord John Eussell, February 11, 1853. "So far from diminishing, the evil is on the increase, and has perhaps been practised more generally at the last than at any other previous election."--Earl Op Derby, May 29, 1866. INTRODUCTORY NOTE. One great fault of the unsatisfactory Bill of Parliamentary Reform of 1866, which broke up Lord Eussell's government, was the absence of adequate or of any considerable endeavour to deal with corrupt practices at elections. It contained only one small proposal for that object, which was unjust and preposterous,--the disfranchisement of voters in dockyards on account of their subjection to Government influences, the exercise of which is the voters' misfortune, and the fault of governments. Election petitions tried in the course of the session of 1866 led to the issuing of Commissions to inquire into electoral corruption in the four boroughs of Totnes, Eeigate, Great Yarmouth, and Lancaster. The foul revelations of election iniquities in these boroughs shocked and excited the public mind: and when Lord Derby's government met Parliament in the beginning of 1867, a new measure against election corruption was a necessity. The Government proposed a Eeform of the Eepresentation Bill, and another Bill for the repression of Corrupt Practices at Elections. The...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872. Excerpt: ... IV. ELECTOEAL COEEUPTION AND ITS EEMEDIES. "These corrupt practices I hold to be one of the most dangerous symptoms of the tim...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217570828

ISBN - 13:9780217570824

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