Friday, August 25, 2006

Busby/Bilbray Contest Defendants Claim Election Decided in DC, Not California!

Bradblog has more information on this story.

The CA50 special election was held on June 6, on illegal voting machines as has been described here many times. (Click here for a good recent summary of the situation). On June 13, Brian Bilbray was sworn in to House of Representatives. On June 30, the election certified by Registrar of Voters Mikel Haas. And on August 22, defendants filed a brief and moved to dismiss, stating that because Bilbray has already been sworn in, the Court has no jurisdiction whatsoever and the House has exclusive jurisdiction to judge who its members are and the qualifications of those members.

Is Bilbray's attorney is saying that since the House selected Bilbray, the votes don't matter? That's what it sounds like to me.



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