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As applied to a candidate for an elective office, this term means capableof being chosen ; the subject of selection or choice; and also implies competency tohold the office if chosen. Demaree v. Scates, 50 Kan. 275, 32 Pac. 1123, 20 L. R. A. 97.34 Am. St. Rep. 113; Carroll v. Green, 148 Ind. 362, 47 N. E. 223 ; Searcy v. Grow, 15Cal. 121; People v. Purdy, 21 App. Div. 60, 47 X. Y. Supp. 601.


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