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Philadelphia Democrats protest the postponement of the city elections

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Enraged Democrats in Philadelphia held protest meetings denouncing the state legislature's postponement of the municipal elections, elections they had been expecting to win.  The party executive for the city denounced the measure as an "outrage perpetrated by the Black Republican majority" and demanded a decision on its constitutionality. This failed and Republicans won the municipal elections easily in the fall, in a vastly changed political climate.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), 752.


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