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  •  Ultimately, can't the House refuse to seat him? (1+ / 0-)
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    I mean, technically, once the election results are certified, he's toast come January.

    For a better America, vote the GOP out of office whenever and wherever possible and as soon (and as often) as possible!

    by dagnome on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 07:02:07 PM PST

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    •  They can serve him with papers. (0+ / 0-)

      That is the same thing courts can do. But what if he ignores all the paperwork, just dismisses it? If he basically says "come and get me", who is going to do that? Murphy?

      •  Well, in that unlikely case, it'd have to be the (0+ / 0-)

        Capitol Police.

        I don't think the House leadership will let that come to pass, though.  One more seat doesn't get them that much more and the guy's a liability.

        "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

        by auron renouille on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 01:09:01 AM PST

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