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  • Reading of the Constitution

    by Representative David N. Cicilline

    Posted on 2015-01-09

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    CICILLINE. Section 2: ``Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Michigan (Mr. Huizenga).

    Mr. HUIZENGA of Michigan. ``But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a State, or the Members of the legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentlewoman from Illinois (Ms. Schakowsky).

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