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Senate Committee on Elections - 12th 1st C.S. (1870)

Committee Members
Thomas H. Baker, Chair
David Washington Cole
Matthew Gaines
Theodore Hertzberg
Henry Rawson
Charges
• Investigate contested election in Senate district 20 between W.H. Pyle and John H. Lippard.*
• Investigate contested election in Senate district 13 between Robert K. Smith and John G. Bell.*
• Investigate contested election in Senate district 19 between A.J. Evans and S.W. Ford.*
• Investigate contested election in Senate district 3 between M. Priest and J.E. Dillard.*

Note:
Appointed by Lieutenant Governor J.W. Flanagan on 2/11/1870 as a standing committee. Senator Ruby moved that all cases of contested elections handed over to the Senate by the commanding general be referred to the committee. No record of vote on motion found in Journal but all contested elections were reported from this committee.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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