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On Nov. 3, 1924, in a radio address to the nation from the White House, President Calvin Coolidge stated: “I urge all the voters of our country, without reference to party, that they assemble tomorrow at their respective voting places in the exercise of the high office of American citizenship, that they approach the ballot box in the spirit that they would approach a sacrament.” President Coolidge continued: “Make choice of public officers solely in the light of conscience. When an election is so held … it sustains the belief that the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

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