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Memo on the history of contested elections statues; [1964]

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Creator:Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Title:Memo on the history of contested elections statues; [1964]

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; The memo summarizes the legal history of the election contest statute (Section 201 of United States Title 2)" It discusses race relations, voter intimidation, and other factors as grounds for voiding House elections. It also explains the grounds upon which the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party will contest the 1964 Congressional elections in Mississippi.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Subjects:Civil rights movements | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Political participation | Politics, Practical | Race relations | Voting rights | Mississippi | Memorandums | Democratic Party (Miss.) | Elections--United States | Elections--Mississippi | Contested elections--United States | Contested elections--Mississippi | Politics, Practical--United States | Politics, Practical--Mississippi | Election law--United States | Election law--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | Race discrimination--Mississippi | Political candidates--Mississippi | Legislators--United States | United States. Congress. House | African Americans--Mississippi--Suffrage | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government--19th century | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government--20th century | United States--Politics and government--19th century | United States--Politics and government--20th century | Voter intimidation--United States | Voter intimidation--Mississippi | Elections--Corrupt practices--United States | Elections--Corrupt practices--Mississippi | United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration. Subcommittee on Elections | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 3, Folder 8, M336 Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of USM - Historical Manuscripts.

Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

Forms part of the Michael J. Miller Civil Rights Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/manu/id/4120/rec/1