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Ex-Judge David Davis (Now Senator) at Home

Topic:
Electoral Commission
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Thomas Nast
Date:
February 17, 1877, p. 121
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In supporting the Electoral Commission Act, Democrats assumed that David Davis would be the fifth justice. On a commission otherwise evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, the independent Davis would be the decisive vote. Democratic leaders were confident that he would see the logic and justice of their case for Tilden's election.
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