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House Committee on Prohibition Amendment Election held July 22, 1911, Investigate - 32nd R.S. (1911)

Committee Members
Luther Nickels, Chair
William Taylor Bagby
Marvin Holloman Brown, Sr.
Calvin Cureton
Joseph C. Hunt
Joseph Francis Nichols
Thomas Rowell
Henry B. Savage
Newton Barber Williams
Charges
• Investigate and determine and report to the House whether there were any poll taxes illegally paid or receipts or exemption certificates illegally issued within this State, and, if so, how and by whom.
• Investigate and determine and report to the House all violations and evasions of the election laws of this State, including the method and manner, and by whom.
• Investigate and determine and report to the House whether money was corruptly and unlawfully used to influence the result of the election held July 22, 1911, and if so, how and by whom.
• Investigate and determine and report to the House the amount of money used to influence the result of said election; the amount spent by a State, county, precinct headquarters or organization; the parties involved in the transaction; and how the money was used.
• Investigate and determine whether or not a conspiracy or agreement was entered into by and between any persons or corporations to corrupt the electorate and debauch the ballot box.
• Investigate all the charges heretofore referred to in the preamble of this resolution in so far as such investigation will elicit information which will enable the Legislature to amend and strengthen the present laws and pass new laws to detect and punish fraud, and preserve the purity of the ballot box.
• Investigate whether there exists in this State an organization of any kind furnishing or expending money to improperly influence elections or legislation such as would contravene sound public policy, and what legislation may be necessary to remedy such evils.

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