Some weeks passed after this conversation before the question of the chaplaincy gathered any practical import for Lydgate, and without telling himself the reason, he deferred the predetermination on which side he should give his vote. It would really have been a matter of total indifference to him--that is to say, he would have taken the more convenient side, and given his vote for the appointment of Tyke without any hesitation--if he had not cared personally for Mr.
With this feeling uppermost, he continued to waive the question of the chaplaincy, and to persuade himself that it was not only no proper business of his, but likely enough never to vex him with a demand for his vote. Lydgate, at Mr.
The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.
I am glad to add, however, that at the present time the disposition to vote
against the white man merely because he is white is largely disappearing, and the race is learning to vote
from principle, for what the voter considers to be for the best interests of both races.
In such a state of things, this ally of ours would evidently find it much easier, by his bribes and intrigues, to tie up the hands of government from making peace, where two thirds of all the votes were requisite to that object, than where a simple majority would suffice.
But this does not obviate the impropriety of an equal vote between States of the most unequal dimensions and populousness; nor is the inference accurate in point of fact; for we can enumerate nine States which contain less than a majority of the people; and it is constitutionally possible that these nine may give the vote.
At most, they give only a cheap vote
, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.
"How did you vote
on the suffrage amendment?" Charmian asked.
"So he is in some things, but I shall not vote
for him, Polly; you know what his trade is?"
When the final accounts were made up, the Socialist vote
proved to be over four hundred thousand--an increase of something like three hundred and fifty per cent in four years.
The President, who is the head of the executive department, is the presiding member also of the Senate; and, besides an equal vote
in all cases, has a casting vote
in case of a tie.