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View Diary: No Allen West concession; partial recount ordered/UPDATE:Recount Complete (122 comments)

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  •  if he shows up at congress can be arrested if he (12+ / 0-)

    tries to get into his former offices or if he tries to go onto the house floor

    trespassing in congress is not something even boehner would smile on + 1 less tea bagger for boehner to worry about

    as long as boehner has his majority he will be m ore than happy to get rid of a tea partier that gave him headaches

    •  I believe he can contest in the House itself? (0+ / 0-)

      Constitution, Article I, Section 5:

      Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members, . . . .
      However, in the 1960s the House excluded Adam Clayton Powell Jr., who was facing corruption charges; he sued, and eventually the SCOTUS ruled that the House did not have authority to exclude a duly elected member.

      So I think ultimately West will lose -- but he could provide entertainment (and force the Democrats to incur legal fees and whatnot) for the next couple of months including the opening weeks of the new Congress.

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