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 Posted: Sat May 30th, 2009 02:09 am
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The delegates to secession conventions were elected by the people, and their views on union or disunion were know at the time they were elected.

*******Try reading that again, not all secession conventions were elected by the people. Have a real close look at Texas and Tennessee.

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Sure.

Texas-

The delegates to the Texas Secession Convention were elected.  They passed an Ordinance of Secession by a 166-8 margin and the ordinance was also was approved by popular vote.

Tennessee-

Tennessee's separation from the Union was made by the State Legislature (an elected body).

It was submitted to the vote of the people and passed by an overwhelming margin.


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