The Presidential election.
The election for President
and Vice President
of the United States
takes place to-morrow.
Among the requirements of the election law are the following:
In a Presidential election, the poll is taken one day only.
Polls must not be opened before sunrise and must close at sunset.
Every person offering to vote must have been a resident of the State two years, and of the county city or town, one whole year immediately next preceding the election.
All persons voting without these qualifications and other legal ones, are to be fined in the sum of thirty dollars.
Both the poll-books and tickets must be returned to the Commissioners at the Court House within five days. It is hoped they will be returned, duty certified, on the day after the election.
the vote in Virginia
in 1856 stood, Fillmore
, 60,131; Buchanan
majority for Buchanan
in 1859 the vote stood, Letcher
, 77,650; Goggin
majority for Letcher
we publish the majorities in the election of 1859 as useful for reference during the reception of the returns:
the following table shows the popular vote for President
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, if he obtains all the free States, will have just one hundred and eighty-three electoral votes, while (the whole number being three hundred and three) one hundred and fifty two would be a majority of the whole.
Then, it appears, he could only spare thirty-one, and should he lose New York, (thirty-five votes,) must be defeated, even with California
on his side.
Losing those two States, (having seven votes,) he could not lose Pennsylvania
, (twenty-seven votes,) as he would then have but one hundred and forty-nine, or three less than a majority of the college; but carrying either California
, with all the other free States, he would have a majority without Pennsylvania
; or he might lose Ohio
, (thirty-one,) and still be safe.
New York is the only single State which could defeat him.