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The Representative on Special Mission in Cuba ( Crowder ) to the Secretary of State

43. Department’s policy to leave undisturbed results of November elections where the issue of their validity was not raised before the courts, or where their validity was declared by the courts, and to surround with adequate safeguards partial elections to be held in those places where the courts have decreed invalidity—and in this way compel the Cuban people to respect results obtained under the law which they themselves had duly enacted, as construed by their own courts—has I think been faithfully carried out. I am of the opinion therefore that the results obtained yesterday, notwithstanding withdrawal of Liberals, may be ratified.

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