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crime, to appeal to the people for a vindication. There are several
cases on record in this city of that sort. On the whole the plan is
far better than the old convention system was in this State. It is
imperfect, like all human institutions. It can be made better or
worse with practice, depending on the people who use it. Without a
doubt the addition of a Voters' League? which acts as an
information bureau?is necessary to enable the voters to act
intelligently. Without a reliable agency to furnish correct and
reliable information the action of the voters would in some cases
be more favorable to corrupt men than the convention system. BY
PROFESSOR FRANK M. ANDERSON, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. My strongest
general impression in regard to the latest trial of the direct
primary system is that it did not bring out any new or startling
results. It seems at all points to have confirmed the conclusions
that must be drawn from the previous trial in 1902. Of course, it
is possible that I have gotten that impression because I came to
some quite definite conclusions in 1902 and it would be natural for
me to to expect to see them confirmed at subsequent trials;
nevertheless, I have tried to keep an open mind on the subject and
I have not yet noticed any results materially different from those
which I pointed out in my article in the Annals in I9O2.1 I a quite
confident that if anyone were to make a study of the recent trial
he would on most points at least come to substantially the some
conclusions. In the way of details the folowing may be of interest:
i. As to the size of the vote. There seems to have been no
diminution, but rathera gratifying increase in the vote of 1902,
which was a large one. The vote in Minneapolis was increased and 1
understand that the increase was ...
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