Of course the wretched stink of partisanship permeates the air in Wash., as Jones will not be sworn in until Jan. and cannot vote on this.
I just saw a thing where Abalama State Law requires write-in ballots to be hand counted if they outnumber the margin of victory.
Jones won by 20K and the write-ins number 22K.
In other words: they haven't finished counting the ballots, yet.
Yes, it will be Alabama that will delay this and of course, the holidays. Still, the average is 15 days. The senate repubs have an 'out' here.
There have been 11 special elections since World War II that match Jones’ situation. A speedy placement happened twice. It took one day to seat William Proxmire, D-Wis., in 1957, and two days for John Durkin, D-N.H., in 1975. The longest delay was 41 days for Quentin Burdick, D-N.D., in 1960.
On average, the wait was 15 days. Even if Alabama certified Jones that fast, it would still fall on Dec. 27.
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