With GOP On Board, FL-13 Task Force
Moves Forward in Election Dispute
By Aaron Blake
Wednesday 18 April 2007
House Republicans yielded their protest yesterday and sent two members to the first meeting of a task force assigned to look into the contested House race in Florida's 13th district, setting in motion a legitimized process for the House to review the contest.
The task force met in private to gather information in the case but made no decisions. Lawyers for both sides made presentations about how they think the task force should move forward, and it is set to meet in one or two weeks to deliberate publicly about whether to proceed or dismiss the case.