Accusation of illegal voting 1888

On 12 February 1889 votes were recounted in an election for state representatives from Clark, Co. Missouri. He recount was ordered by the state house of representatives and carried out by the clerk of the county court of Clark County.

Amid the accusations that some ballots were illegal cast was the following: “That Michael Buggy, who voted at Union township precinct No.1, who cast his ballot at said election, November 6, 1888, and whose vote was counted for Nathanial T. Cherry, was a minor, and that his said ballot is illegal and cannot be counted for said Nathanial T. Cherry.”[1]


[1] Author Unknown. 1889. Journal of the House of Representatives of the Thirty Fifth General Assembly of the State of Missouri. Jefferson City, MO: Tribune Printing Company, p.1024.

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