not be procured to prevent the election of Mr. Cleveland by getting enough electoral votes for the fusion ticket.
I labored assiduously throughout the campaign to this end. It was supposed that a fusion could be made in Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia, and New Jersey; the fusion was made in Michigan, and we voted a generous ticket with the understanding that the electors should represent the respective parties to the fusion in the proportion of the votes cast by each — that is, if the Demoe vote of the two parties was to the electors, they were to be divided in the same proportion.
In Indiana the fusion failed, those having charge of the fusion party in that State, for some reason never explained to me, having given way. In West Virginia and in New Jersey the fusion also failed.
The only hope was then in my drawing enough votes from the Democratic party from the State of New York to prevent its throwing its vote for Cleveland.
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