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NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF PRESIDENT
AND VICE PRESIDENT AND QUALI-
FICATIONS FOR VOTING

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

UNITED STATES SENATE
EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S.J. RES. 1, S.J. RES. 2, S.J. RES. 4, S.J. RES. 9,
S.J. RES. 12, S.J. RES. 16, S.J. RES. 17, S.J. RES. 23,
S.J. RES. 26, S.J. RES. 28, S.J. RES. 48, S.J. RES. 96,

S.J. RES. 102, S.J. RES. 113, AND S.J. RES. 114
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION RELATING
TO THE METHOD OF NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF THE

PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

AND

S.J. RES. 14, S.J. RES. 20, S.J. RES. 54, S.J. RES. 58,
S.J. RES. 67, S.J. RES. 71, S.J. RES. 81, AND

S.J. RES. 90
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION RELATING

TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING

MAY 23, 26, JUNE 8, 28, 29, AND JULY, 13, 1961

PART 1
STATEMENTS OF SENATORS SPONSORING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1961

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

JAMES O. EASTLAND, Mississippi, Chairman ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee

ALEXANDER WILEY, Wisconsin OLIN D. JOHNSTON, South Carolina

EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN, Illinois JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska SAM J. ERVIN, JR., North Carolina

KENNETH B. KEATING, New York
JOHN A. CARROLL, Colorado

NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire
THOMAS J. DODD, Connecticut
PHILIP A. HART, Michigan
EDWARD V. LONG, Missouri
WM. A. BLAKLEY, Texas

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee, Chairman JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi

EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN, Ilinois THOMAS J. DODD, Connecticut

KENNETH B. KEATING, New York WM. A. BLAKLEY, Texas

JAMES C. KIRBY, Jr., Chief Counsel

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Opening statement of Hon. Estes Kefauver, a U.S. Senator from Ten-

nessee, chairman of the Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments.

Text and summary of-

S.J. Res. 1.

S.J. Res. 2...

S.J. Res. 4..

S.J. Res. 9..

S.J. Res. 12.

S.J. Res. 14.

S.J. Res. 16.

S.J. Res. 17.

S.J. Res. 20.

S.J. Res. 23.

S.J. Res. 26.

S.J. Res. 28.

S.J. Res. 48

S.J. Res. 54.

- S.J. Res. 58.

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S.J. Res. 67.

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S.J. Res. 71.

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S.J. Res. 81.

S.J. Res. 90.

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S.J. Res. 96.

S.J. Res. 102.

S.J. Res. 113.

S.J. Res. 114.

Provisions of the U.S. Constitution governing election of President and

Vice President...

Statement of -

Hon. Kenneth B. Keating, a U.S. Senator from the State of New York

(S.J. Res. 23, 58, 67, and 90)--

Hon. Karl E. Mundt, a U.S. Senator from the State of South Dakota

(S.J. Res. 12).

pe Hon. Margaret Chase Smith, a U.S. Senator from the State of Maine

(S.J. Res. 1).

Hon. Thomas J. Dodd, a U.S. Senator from the State of Connecticut

(S.J. Res. 4).

Hon. Spessard L. Holland, a U.S. Senator from the State of Florida

(S.J. Res. (58)

Hon. Thruston B. Morton, a U.S. Senator from the State of Kentucky

(S.J. Res. 12).

Hon. Francis Case, a U.S. Senator from the State of South Dakota

(S.J. Res. 48).

Hon. Ralph Yarborough, a U.S. Senator from the State of Texas

(S.J. Res. 58)

í Hon. Roman L. Hruska, a U.S. Senator from the State of Nebraska

(S.J. Res. 12).

; ( Hon. Estes Kefauver, a U.S. Senator from the State of Tennessee:

(S.J. Res. 17).

(S.J. Res. 14, 16, and 20).

(S.J. Res. 113).

Hon. Jennings Randolph, a U.S. Senator from the State of West

Virginia (S.J. Res. 71).

Hon. Joseph S. Clark, a U.S. Senator from the State of Pennsylvania

(S.J. Res. 81)

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Statement of— Continued

Hon. Leverett Saltonstall, a U.S. Senator from the State of Massa-

chusetts (presented by Jonathan Moore, legislative assistant to

Senator Saltonstall) (S.J. Res. 28)---

Hon. Strom Thurmond, a U.S. Senator from the State of South Caro-

lina (S.J. Res. 12).

Hon. Sam J. Ervin, Jr., a U.S. Senator from the State of North Caro-

lina (S.J. Res. 96).

Hon. Gale W. McGee, a U.S. Senator from the State of Wyoming

(S.J. Res. 26).

Hon. William Proxmire, a U.S. Senator from the State of Wisconsin

(S.J. Res. 102) -

Hon, Clifford P. Case, a U.S. Senator from the State of New Jersey

(S.J. Res. 114).

Statement submitted by-

Hon. Mike Mansfield, a U.S. Senator from the State of Montana

(S.J. Res. 23) -

Hon. Margaret Chase Smith, a U.S. Senator from the State of Maine

(S.J. Res. 1)--

Hon. Dennis Chavez, a U.S. Senator from the State of New Mexico

(S.J. Res. 1) ---

Hon. Olin D. Johnston, a U.S. Senator from the State of South Caro-

lina (S.J. Res. 2) ---

Hon. George A. Smathers, a U.S. Senator from the State of Florida

(S.J. Res. 9) --

Exhibits:

Summary of statement by Senator Keating on replies from Governors

of 32 States on imeand reform of residence requirements for

voting---

Letter from Texas ative Verence Service, Library of Congress,

subject: A of legalect of Senate Joint Resolution 58, 87th

Congress, sion

Analyses of UBCOTLaws of the Thirteen Original States--

Analyses of voting laws of certain States in 1912.----

Provisions of Democratic and Republican Party platforms concerning

poll tax abolition, 1944-60-

Florida registration statistics.

Tables submitted by Senator Francis Case concerning effect of Senate

Joint Resolution 48 upon past elections.-

Statement of Hon. Ellis Arnall concerning 18-year-old voting-

Letter from Legislative Reference Service, Library of Congress,

subject: Anti-poll-tax legislation --

“Presidential Preference Primaries," by Mollie Z. Margolin, legislative

attorney, American Law Division, Legislative Reference Service,

Library of Congress.---

"The Case Against Electoral Reform, by Anthony Lewis, from the

Reporter, December 8, 1960.-

Letter of James A. Michener, from the Washington Post of January

12, 1961...

Minority views of Representative Clifford Case, House of Representa-

tives, 82d Congress, 1st session, Report No. 1199.-

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