Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon
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Voting Problems In Congress

Thanks to bruce_schneier for pointing this one out:
Election Update: Do-Over on First Ballot

House Republicans are taking a mulligan on the first ballot for Majority Leader. The first count showed more votes cast than Republicans present at the Conference meeting. Stay with RollCall.com for updates.

Read the full story (hopefully with more updates as they become available)....
What? More votes cast than people present. This is not good. I'd really like to know how that happened.

Follow commentary about this in Schneier's blog.

ETA: According to a comment on Schneir's blog, "the issue was that a Puerto Rican delegate was allowed to vote on internal matters but not listed as a voting member, so there was one extra vote when all was tallied." OK, that might make sense, but they should really watch for that sort of thing.
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