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Were there women who were against giving women the right to vote?

Strange at it may seem, there was a movement called "anti-suffragism" in the U.S. and U.K. composed mainly of women. Their numbers were small, since this posture would have been "counterintuitive." ...
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Were there women who were against giving women the right to vote?

Yes, there were. And at the beginning of the women's suffrage movement, suffragettes were viewed by most women as oddities rather than heroic liberators. Basically, centuries ago, due to the ...
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Has women's suffrage ever decided an election?

You're not the first person to ask this question. It's obviously not possible to know exactly how any election would have gone in things were different, but we have enough demographic polling data ...
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Has women's suffrage ever decided an election?

I find this an unsatisfactory answer but perhaps it will provoke someone to make a better one along similar lines. In the 2012 US presidential election, men voted (according to exit polls) 52:45 in ...
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Were there women who were against giving women the right to vote?

Not only were there women who opposed suffrage, there still are. For instance, here's Central Missisippi Tea Party President Janis Lane in 2012: I'm really going to set you back here. Probably the ...
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Were there women who were against giving women the right to vote?

A Spanish example: Victoria Kent. Quote from the link: Kent was against giving women the right to vote immediately, arguing that, as Spanish women lacked at that moment social and political education ...
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Has women's suffrage ever decided an election?

In the 1933 Spanish general election women were enfranchised by the first time, and the right won the election - while in the previous 1931 election the left had won. One of the cited causes of that ...
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Has Section 2 of the 14th amendment ever been enforced?

Some legal scholars argue that section 2 was essentially revoked by the 15th Amendment, only a year and a half later. Section 2 basically says, "If you insist on discriminating in voting rights, ...
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Were there women who were against giving women the right to vote?

So a decade and a half ago, here in Kansas, we had a Senator named Kay O'Connor, a woman, who opposed women's right to vote. You can find all sorts of quotes from this individual around the internet, ...
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Has Section 2 of the 14th amendment ever been enforced?

As far as I know this has never happened. I believe that this is because it is a really tough clause to do anything with: To start with, it would typically take massive disenfranchisement (100k ...
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Who (or what) has received the most votes for anything in human history?

Modi (and other Indian PMs) are not directly elected, so I feel they would not count. People vote for individual members, and the cumulative result of those individual member elections dictates who ...
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What is the historical significance of spoilt votes?

Despite some interesting exceptions (detailed below), the spoiling of ballots or the casting of blank votes as a protest has not, for the most part, been an effective 'political instrument' of the ...
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Were there women who were against giving women the right to vote?

Voting(at least in the US) was originally designed to revolve around land owner(freeholder) families. So the intention was that someone who was pulled together enough(paid taxes-as there was no income ...
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Did the Republic of Venice use range voting?

The election of the Doge was an incredibly complicated process, refined across the centuries. It seems to have reached more or less its definitive shape around the fourteenth century, although it was ...
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Why did Switzerland not grant votes to women until 1971?

Well the "Reason" to this was the Swiss vote system. To make a change in the Swiss constitution, a "vote initiative" has to be submitted. If the prospective vote initiative fulfills some conditions ...
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Were there women who were against giving women the right to vote?

Of course there were some women opposed. My mother was one. Her opinion, which I can neither validate nor invalidate, was that women gave up many more intangible rights than they gained in tangible ...
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What was the highest ever win for a decision in a nationwide *democratic* voting?

The French presidential election of 1848 will likely catch your interest. This direct popular vote saw Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte win with 74.44% of the votes. (No idea what the turnout was.) He was the ...
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What was the highest ever win for a decision in a nationwide *democratic* voting?

There's an assumption in your question, that free and democratic voting can't result in very high percentage wins. In addition to whether it's free and fair, it also depends on the voting system and ...
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What was the highest ever win for a decision in a nationwide *democratic* voting?

Switzerland practices direct democracy and has many votings. There is a list of Swiss federal referendums at wikipedia with the results. The results are listed in the German version. A short ...
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Origin of French electoral tie-breaking mechanism (oldest candidate wins)

Expanding on my two earlier comments, the last archive link you posted offers the explanation on pages 344-345. Loosely summarized: Regnault proposed a motion to introduce the tie breaking mechanism, ...
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Has women's suffrage ever decided an election?

I might suggest the election of Susanna Madora Salter as mayor of Argonia, Kansas, in 1887. From the Kansas Historical Society page on her: First woman mayor in the U.S... Soon after Kansas women ...
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How did 19th century politicians discredit rivals?

You are writing about a time of class antagonism. Socialists were from the proletarian parts of society, former factory workers or craftsmen that in the times of industrial revolution found their jobs ...
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Were there women who were against giving women the right to vote?

If you follow democracy a bit, you'll know that there were women like that without requiring explicit proof. There are immigrants who advocate a stronger stance on immigration. There are officers who ...
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Were there any other systems which resemble the complex election procedure for the doge of Venice

Here is an example of another very complex appointment process. Angelo N. Ancheta in his paper "Redistricting Reform and the California Citizens Redistricting Commission" described the process of ...
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Were there women who were against giving women the right to vote?

There are already several good answers, but it seems that nobody has mentioned the obvious yet: The most famous and most powerful woman in 1895 in UK (and on Earth) was Queen Victoria, aka "Her ...
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What was the highest ever win for a decision in a nationwide *democratic* voting?

Your goal seems to be to establish good bounds for what a reasonable margin for a "big victory" looks like in a national election for a single leader in a functioning Democracy. Not a lot of ...
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Which EU countries insisted on unanimous voting for trade deals?

The premise of the question is wrong, trade as such is not a matter where unanimity is required. Negotiations follow the procedure laid out in article 218 TFEU, with most votes in the Council taking ...
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Which EU countries insisted on unanimous voting for trade deals?

Short answer The qualified majority was introduced for trade deals with the Nice Treaty Drafted 11.12.2000 Signed 26.02.2001 Effected 01.02.2003 Summary of the treaty of Nice Exceptions were made (...
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What was the highest ever win for a decision in a nationwide *democratic* voting?

The 2013 Falkland Islands sovereignty referendum yielded a 99.8% for British sovereignty. Runner ups are 1967 Gibraltar sovereignty referendum with 99.64% and the 2020 Gibraltar sovereignty referendum ...
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