How Important Is Your Right To Vote?

More importantly, how important is it that your vote is actually counted, and counted accurately?

For those of you who haven’™t been following the CA-50 Bilbray/Busby ‘œelection’ and its aftermath, come November you’™ll be wondering ‘œWTF just happened’.

In a nutshell here’™s what happened with Bilbray/Busby:

June 6 – unofficial results announced with [...]

Commentary By: sukabi

More importantly, how important is it that your vote is actually counted, and counted accurately?

For those of you who haven’™t been following the CA-50 Bilbray/Busby ‘œelection’ and its aftermath, come November you’™ll be wondering ‘œWTF just happened’.

In a nutshell here’™s what happened with Bilbray/Busby:

June 6 – unofficial results announced with Bilbray over Busby by a few thousand votes, followed by immediate public protests;

June 13 – Speaker Hastert swears in Republican Bilbray on the House floor and Bilbray becomes a Member of Congress; and,

June 30, 2006 – 17 days after Bilbray was sworn in as a member of the House, Mikel Haas, Registrar of San Diego County, officially completed the audit of election results required for certification, and officially certifies the election of Bilbray over Busby based on 163,931 total votes.

There’™s only one additional step that was taken and that was the preceeding step:
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Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 by Richard Blair |
Category: Civil Liberties

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