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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 10, 1913, Image 2

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The winning of ten states gives us the right and lie power to call on one
fifth of the members of the senate and on one-seventh of the membership
of congress; and these ten states represent one-sixth of the total electoral'
vote to be cast for president! ' "
"But that is not all," she went on. " "In addition to the states already
won for suffrage7"tnere are what we call 'The Campaign States.' I mean
the. seven states where the suffrage amendment has already passed the leg
islature and eventually will be submitted to the peqple in a referendum'
vote Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, New York, Penn-
sylvania and New Jersey. Congress
men and senators from these states
know that their people may adopt
the suffrage amendment and con
sequently they are disposed to be on
the safe side; at least they will not'
oppose us openly." ", . .
Just to show that she hadn't over
looked any phase of the question,
Miss Paul pointed out the fact that
a federal constitutional amendment
need be adopted only once by a ma
jority vote of -a sufficient number of
.state, legislatures. " x

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