Proposed Constitutional Amendments Relating to Nominations and Elections of President, Vice President, U. S. Senators and Representatives: Hearings Before the Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress

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Page 26 - When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, that the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointment until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct. This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.
Page 4 - 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 2 - 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.
Page 33 - Originally, Senators were elected by the legislatures, and as a rule the legislatures of the various States did not convene until after the beginning of the new year, and it was difficult and sometimes impossible for Senators to be elected until February or March. Since the adoption of the seventeenth amendment to the Constitution, however, Senators have been elected by the people at the same election at which Members of the House are elected. There is no reason, therefore, why the...
Page 32 - The CHAIRMAN. Without objection, that may be done. (The matter referred to is as follows:) [Senate Report No.
Page 34 - ... Senators and Representatives shall begin. It does fix the term of Senators at six years and of Members of the House of Representatives at two years. The commencement of the term of the first President and Vice President and...
Page 4 - SEC. 2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year and such meeting shall be on the first Monday in January unless they shall by law appoint a different day. "SEC.
Page 4 - All county and precinct officers, who may be in office at the time of the adoption of this constitution, shall hold their respective offices for the full time for which they may have been elected, and until such time as their successors may be elected and qualified, in accordance with the provisions of this constitution...
Page 32 - Under existing conditions a new Congress does not actually convene in regular session until a year and one month after its 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...
Page 26 - Congress to be added to the Constitution of the United States, relative to the election of President and Vice President copies of which i have directed the Secretary to lay before you.

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