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For easy info at the electoral procedure, in-depth research on particular political eras and matters, and every thing in among, consultant to U.S. Elections has no festival. This popular reference comprises thorough old assurance of each significant point of federal and gubernatorial elections within the usa. Infused with new facts, research, and dialogue of concerns on the subject of elections from 2006 to 2008, the 6th version of the consultant is as modern because it is accomplished. the recent version covers issues at the 2008 elections and comprises an research of the presidential primaries during the basic election; info at the applicants, winners/losers, and election returns; and info on congressional and gubernatorial contests with great ancient info.

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1800 Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr tie in electoral votes for the presidency. The election devolves to the House of Representatives, which elects Jefferson. The unforeseen possibility of a tie vote leads to adoption of the Twelfth Amendment to the Constitution (1804), requiring separate electoral college voting for president and vice president. 1807 Jefferson formalizes Washington’s two-term precedent for presidents by declining to run a third time. Jefferson sets forth his reasons in a December 10 letter to the Vermont state legislature, which had asked him to run for a third term.

Senators are to be elected by the state legislatures (changed in 1913 to popular vote election by the Seventeenth Amendment) for six-year terms. Representatives are to be popularly elected to twoyear terms. S. presidential election on February 4. The election is tantamount to unanimous as Washington receives the maximum possible number of electoral votes, sixty-nine. John Adams, second with thirty-four votes, wins the vice presidency. Washington is inaugurated on April 30 in New York City. 1800 Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr tie in electoral votes for the presidency.

1888 Benjamin Harrison becomes the third president elected without winning the popular vote. He defeats incumbent Democrat Grover Cleveland with 233 electoral votes to Cleveland’s 168. The first woman to serve in Congress, Jeannette Rankin entered Congress in 1917, four years before ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. 1892 A mechanical voting machine built by Jacob H. Myers is used for the first time at Lockport, New York. Inventor Thomas A. Edison had received his first patent for a similar machine twenty-three years earlier.

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