Excerpt from A Treatise on the American Law of Elections The subject treated is of great importance especially to the people of the United States. In a country like ours, where most of the powers of government reside with the people and are delegated to representatives chosen by means of the ballot and who generally serve only for short periods, making necessary a frequent appeal to the popular will; and where the decisions reached by this means are often so important, it is inevitable that controversies growing out of elections must be numerous, and it is manifestly a matter of great consequence, that the principles which are to control in their determination should be understood, t only by the legal profession, but also as far as possible by the people generally. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.