Congress Asked to Intervene in Florida Race
The Associated Press
Thursday 21 December 2006
Tallahassee, Florida – The Democrat who narrowly lost to a Republican in the race to replace Rep. Katherine Harris asked Congress on Wednesday for an investigation.
The state has declared that Democrat Christine Jennings lost to Republican Vern Buchanan by 369 votes. But 18,000 Sarasota County electronic ballots did not record a choice in the race, and Jennings contends that the number is abnormally high and that the machines lost the votes.
She filed with the House clerk an official contest of the election results in Florida’s 13th Congressional District.