[15]   Ephraim Bateman, Whig, presiding in the joint convention of the General Assembly of New Jersey in 1826, cast the deciding vote to elect himself United States Senator against Theodore Frelinghuysen, Democrat. A select committee of five senators considered a remonstrance against the legality of his election, reported on May 22, 1828, that he had only exercised a legal right by thus voting, and discharged the remonstrance.


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