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July 2024
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We have learned that the number of persons denied their seats in the Senate by exclusion is considerably greater than the figure Allan Damon offered in “Congress” (October, 1974). The Senate recently released a study that corrects all previously published accounts, including those on which our author relied. Entitled Senate Elections: Expulsion and Censure Cases (gand Congress, ist Session, Document No. 92-7), the new compilation lists forty-eight cases in which exclusion was sought. As a result of hearings, the study shows, “there have been 38 instances where the claimant was actually refused a seat.”

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