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House Approach Varied In Two Disputed Elections

House Minority Leader Brad Jones, who along with two Democrats sits on a special committee reviewing two disputed House recount results, said in 2003 that the House's decision to seat a Democrat following a recount despite a judge's order for a new election would "thwart democracy." "This has been a bag job from [the] beginning," he said at the time. [SHNS/File]

The ongoing saga featuring two ostensible state representatives-elect who cannot take their seats until their future colleagues decide if they in fact won their elections is unusual, complicated and confounding. But it is not unprecedented.

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