The Populists - Answer these questions using the primary...

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Answer these questions using the primary source documents below. Submit the answers as an attached document: 1. Put a check next to the statements you think are true, based on the “Omaha” Platform: Then, write the reason for your choice (so, write the reason for the choice, even if the statement is NOT true), citing passages from the platform by number.
__No____f. The system of selecting Senators is fair “That we demand a free ballot and a fair count in all elections and pledge ourselves to secure it to every legal voter without Federal Intervention” (1). The system of selecting Senators most likely is not fair if they are demanding a free ballot and a fair count when elections are taking place. __yes____g. Voters are being coerced into voting a certain way “..fair count in all elections and pledge ourselves to secure it to every legal voter without Federal Intervention..” (1). They are demanding for fair elections because the government was rigging the votes, so they were essentially coercing the voters to vote a certain way because they unfairly changed the votes to how they wanted them. The voters basically had no say and there was no point in voting if the votes were being rigged. ___yes___h. Rich people deserve to keep the money they have

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