Washington Libertarian Review

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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Bush signs bill for special elections if more than 100 members of congress die

On August 2, 2005 President Bush signed a legislative appropriations bill that had a curious, and largely unnoticed provision for a special election in "extraordinary circumstances", i.e., if more than 100 seats in the House of Representatives are vacant. See, Title III of H.R. 2985.

The questions are why did Congress think this provision necessary and why hasn't the press picked up this story?

- Thanks go to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News for this tip.


Blogger Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey said...

When I click that link I get:

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7:15 PM  
Blogger Richard Shepard said...

Well, that's the government for you. The link was provided through "Thomas" a Library of Congress internet site that provides information about national legislation. Another way to get there is to go to the Thomas front page and type "H.R.2985" in the search window. Then scroll down untill you see "Title III."

10:31 PM  

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