The night afore the last day o' the last election here, the opposite party bribed the barmaid at the Town Arms, to hocus the brandy-and-water of fourteen unpolled electors as was a-stoppin' in the house.
A small body of electors remained unpolled on the very last day.
According to the Federal Election Commission, by the last day of January this year--before a single real and unpolled
vote had been cast--the presidential candidates had already expended rather more than $138 million.
Thomas' 796 Of this aggregate of nearly 8,000 unpolled votes, we have reason to believe that a very large proportion would, if recorded, be in favour of the Dunkin Act.
That the Association should have drawn attention to the number of unpolled votes by ward as well as compiling such detailed figures (which would have required both knowledge of the total eligible vote by ward, and of the home ward of each voter to date), is testimony to the importance of the ward in the nineteenth century.
Neither side objected, though the announcement must have surprised many, since newspaper reports dated August 21st were based on the assumption that a good three weeks of voting remained, becuase of the size of the as yet unpolled vote.