Proportional Representation

Archive Report


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Richard M. Boeckel, Editor

Possible Spread of P.R. After Election

Referenda on P.R. in New York and Massachusetts

At the general election on November 8, citizens of New York state will vote on an amendment submitted by the 1938 state constitutional convention prohibiting the use of proportional representation in future elections conducted by the state or any of its subdivisions. Approval of the amendment would deal a disastrous blow to the “P.R.” movement throughout the country. It would have the immediate effect of outlawing the P.R. system adopted by voters of ...

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