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    House Dems incorrectly closed vote on immigration last fall!

    Per Pergram-Capitol Hill

    A special bipartisan House committee has found that Democrats incorrectly closed a vote on the House floor last in August 2007 which would have resulted in Republicans prevailing on an immigration issue.

    The committee...led by Reps. Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Mike Pence (R-IN) found that "the vote tally of 212 yeas and 216 nays that was finally announced was incorrect. It is either 215 yeas and 213 nays, which would have reflected the tally at the time the Chair prematurelu announced the statement of result, or 211 yeas and 217 nays..."

    The committee issued a final report on the alleged "stolen vote" and spent a half million dollars investigating the vote.

    During a rancorous House session late on the night of August 2, 2007, presiding officer Rep. Michael McNulty (D-NY) closed the vote and announced it was 214-214. By rule, tie votes in the House lose. That was the result Democrats wanted on this particular vote. But the unofficial "scoreboard" in the chamber briefly flashed 215 to 213 (in favor of the Republicans), meaning votes were still being cast electronically.

    In protest, House Republicans walked out of the chamber on the next vote and demanded an inquiry.

    During the more than year of investigating, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) admitted in hearings that he yelled at McNulty on the dais to shut down the vote.

    He also barked at the House parliamentarian "We control this House, not the parlaimentarians" when he thought they had advised McNulty to keep the vote open.

    Delahunt described the investigating process as "long and tedious."

    A Congressman from the Bay State, Delahunt said the circumstances surrounding the vote were a "perfect storm."

    He also suggested that part of the problem stemmed from votes routinely being held open longer than the usually-allowed 15 minutes.

    Delahunt also commended McNulty for admitting his mistake in closing the vote early. He said later that there "should be more Members like Mike McNulty."

    "Even in error, he has made a contribution to this institution," said Delahunt.

    Incidentally, McNulty is retiring at the end of this Congress.

    The top Republican on the panel, Mike Pence, called the August vote "a dark moment" in the House.

    http://www.foxnews.com/urgent_queue/ind ... 2008-09-25

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    florgal I saved this awhile back on The Stolen Vote. Check it out if you want to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzUF7Eee1v4
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    I remember this but I do not remember exactly what the vote or the bill was about.

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    thanks pjwishes!

    For those who don't remember, there was a provision in the 2008 ag and rural development appropriations bill that would deny federal benefits to illegal aliens (which is the vote in question), such as food stamps, etc...

    Those of us who watched it KNOW the dems stole this vote to favor illegals.

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    Here is one thread we have on this:
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-79519-michael.html+mcnulty
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    That was a really exciting day, most of us were watching it on c-span as we were working on alipac.

    Thanks for the link jean, I two had forgotton what they were voting on, that damn ags job bill raising its ugly head again.
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    USA TODAY

    This article is now on USA TODAY Online. You can post a comment at their site at this link:

    http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/20 ... e-dem.html
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    This is all fine an dandy, but what are they going to do about it? Oh, that's right, nothing!

    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" ** Edmund Burke**

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