Tuesday, February 26, 2008

House Dismisses Challenge to Outcome of Florida Race

The House on Monday dismissed a challenge filed by candidate Christine Jennings and affirmed that Republican Vern Buchanan was the rightful winner in the 2006 election.
By voice vote, the House adopted a resolution (H Res 989) closing the books on a bitterly contested race that led Florida to ban the use of touch-screen voting machines.
Buchanan had been certified the winner, by 369 votes, of the Sarasota-based 13th Congressional District seat.
More than 18,000 ballots were recorded as having no choice made in that race. Jennings said she was certain that machine glitches were responsible for at least some of those thousands of no-vote ballots.
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