Proposed Constitutional Amendments Relating to Nominations and Elections of President , Vice President, U.S. Senators.. Hearings ... H.J. Res. 290, Jan. 1923. (67-4)
1923 - 45 pages
adopted amendment American assembled ballot believe candidates carry CHAIRMAN choice citizen committee Congress consideration Constitution convention course delegates desire direct vote discussion district election election of President electors existing expressed fact favor Federal further give given Government hand hear held House of Representatives idea important interest introduced Joint Resolution least legislation legislatures LINEBERGER machinery majority March matter means meet Members mind Monday in January months names necessary nomination November number of votes particular passed person political parties popular possible practical present President and Vice presidential primary primary proposed proposition qualifications question reason receive reelection reference regulations resolution result RUCKER Senator NORRIS sentiment session statute suggestion term thing tion true United various Vice President vote voters whole wishes WOOD WOODRUFF
Page 37 - The person having the greatest number of votes as vice president shall be the vice president, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed, and if no person...
Page 37 - ... sealed to the seat of government of the United States, directed to the president of the Senate. The president of the senate shall, in the presence of the senate and house of representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted.
Page 37 - Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following amendment to the Constitution be and hereby is proposed to the States, to become valid as a part of the Constitution when ratified by the Legislatures of the several states, as provided by the Constitution ; ARTICLE — "Section 1.
Page 5 - Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following amendment to the Constitution be, and hereby is, proposed to the states to become valid as a part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of the several states as provided by the Constitution: ARTICLE "SECTION 1.
Page 35 - Wednesday in March next be the time for commencing proceedings under the Constitution." It happened that the first Wednesday in March was the 4th day of March, and hence the terms of the President and Vice President and Members of Congress begin on the 4th day of March. Since the Constitution provides that the terms of...
Page 33 - The CHAIRMAN. Without objection, that may be done. (The matter referred to is as follows:) [Senate Report No.
Page 5 - President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice President of the United States.
Page 33 - Members have been elected. When our Constitution was adopted there was some reason for such a long intervention of time between the election and the actual commencement of work by the new Congress. We had neither railroads nor telegraphic communication connecting the various States and communities of the country. Under present conditions, however, the result of elections is known all over the country within a few hours after the polls close, and the Capital City is within a few days' travel of the...