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The Minister in the Dominican Republic (Russell) to the Secretary of State

53. Considerable feeling which culminated last week in a public meeting of protest against decision of Central Electoral Board in throwing out entire ticket of Vasquez Alliance nominated in the Province of La Vega. Electoral law prescribes that the acts of party conventions in nominating candidates must be notified in duplicate but in the nominations in question instead of duplicate certified copy was annexed to the original. This throws out one entire province claimed for Vasquez.