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Robert Madison


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1916 Republican AD-13 4312 Win
11-05-1918 Republican AD-13 4468 Win

Candidate Biography:


  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Federal Suffrage): Madison was one of two Legislators (both Assemblymembers) who voted against SJR 1x3 (1919), adopting the Ninteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
  • Madison explained his vote "In voting against the resolution to adopt the National Women Suffrage Amendment. I did so, not with any idea of expressing myself as being opposed to the equal right of suffrage for women, but I voted against the resolution in order to express my disapproval of what I deemed to have been an unnecessary call of the Legislature of California at this time and for this purpose an unnecessary expense by which the people of the State of California gained nothing."

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