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THE

PRESIDENTIAL COUNTS:

A COMPLETE OFFICIAL RECORD

OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS AT THE COUNTING OF THE
ELECTORAL VOTES IN ALL THE ELECTIONS OF PRESIDENT AND
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; TOGETHER
WITH ALL CONGRESSIONAL DEBATES INCIDENT
THERETO, OR TO PROPOSED LEGISLATION

UPON THAT SUBJECT.

WITH AN ANALYTICAL INTRODUCTION.

NEW YORK :
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,
849 AND 551 BROADWAY.

1877.

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The two Houses count—The two Houses count under the Constitution—The two Houses regulate

mode of counting by law-The mode of counting to be prescribed by law-But counting not to
be delegated–The two Houses count, not the President of the Senate Power of the Houses met
together—The two Houses determine the legality of votes—Precedents—The two Houses decide
what are votes—The two Houses decide on conflicting certificates—The safer tribunal—Two
Houses decide all questions arising—Who have voted that the two Houses should count-The
two Houses inspect returns each by their chosen tellers—Power of the two Houses to go behind
returns affirmed-Failure of two Houses to concur must lose State its vote.....

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