Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi's pledge to bring bipartisan peace to that most partisan of institutions — the House of Representatives — could be put to a test early in the new Congress by an election dispute in Florida.
When the Democratic-controlled Congress convenes in January, Pelosi may have to decide whether to seek to deny the certified GOP winner of a Florida House seat from taking office.
In part because of the contested election, efforts are underway in Congress to require a paper trail for computer voting.
The dispute has created an awkward moment: Both candidates showed up for a freshman orientation on Capitol Hill.
Monday, December 18, 2006
"Partisan battle boils over Fla. House seat"