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No, President Benjamin Harrison lacked authority to veto the Louisiana Separate Car Act of 1890 (Act 111) because it was a Louisiana State law. The President can only veto acts of Congress (federal law).

The only way the federal government could intervene was if someone appealed the law as unconstitutional before the US Supreme Court, which is what occurred in Plessy v. Ferguson, (1896). Unfortunately, the Court held the law was constitutional.

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