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The Daily Dispatch: December 1, 1860., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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icate warrants. The law declares: Sec. 40. "From the returns so made out, and transmitted to him, the Governor shall ascertain what persons are elected, and make proclamation of the fact. " This law shuts up the Governor to the returns, and he cannot go beyond the returns, so made out, to presume a mistake in them, to help what all may really believe was the purpose of the voter. For example, a certificate states that John Stiles received so many votes. The Governor knows James Stiles was a candidate, while no one ever heard that John Stiles was. But non constat the voter may have intended to vote for John Stiles. Who can take the liberty, after the poll is closed and certified by the proper officer, of changing it — of making the voter vote for a man he did not vote for, upon a presumption that he must have so intended? Upon this view I think the votes certified must be counted only for the person whose name is recorded as having received them. If it be sai