Title: President and Vice-President Electors Proclamation
Date: December 8, 1920
Location: Boston, MA
Context: A proclamation on the number of votes received by Harding and himself during the 1920 election
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Whereas, it is provided by section 315 of chapter 835 of our legislative Acts of the year 1913 that “The copies of the records of votes for presidential electors shall, in any event, within ten days after they have been transmitted to the secretary of the Commonwealth be opened and examined by the governor and council, who shall thereafter declare, by proclamation printed in at least one newspaper in each county, the names of the persons who have received at least one fifth of the entire number of votes cast for electors, and the number of votes received by each such person”;
Now, therefore, I, Calvin Coolidge, Governor, by virtue of the authority to me given in the chapter above cited, do, with the advice of Council, issue this my Proclamation, and do hereby announce, that at the election of Electors of President and Vice-President, held on the second day of November last past, the following-named persons received the number of votes set against their names:-[For names and votes see election returns, office, Secretary of State.] and that it appears from such returns that no other person received one fifth of the whole number of votes cast at said election, for Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States.
Given at the Executive Chamber, in Boston, this eighth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-fifth.
By His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of Council, Albert Langtry, Secretary of the Commonwealth.
God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Citation: Messages to the General Court, Official Addresses, Proclamations and State Papers of His Excellency Governor Calvin Coolidge
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