Re: [govtrack] Unrecorded Votes
- Well, DeFazio was just sworn in, so now it's correct :-)
On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM, David Steinbrunner
> On 1/6/11 10:05 AM, "Derek Willis" <dwillis@...> wrote:
>>I've contacted the Clerk's office before about this issue but it's
>>still there, so take that for what it's worth. I should note that in
>>Gary Miller's case, as in Peter DeFazio of Oregon this term, the seat
>>is "vacant" because both men were not present on the first day of the
>>session to be sworn in, and thus were not sworn in at that time. So
>>the Clerk is technically correct, I suppose, even though DeFazio is
>>the duly elected member from Oregon's 4th District. But if they're not
>>sworn in, they can't vote, so I don't think this is truly an error.
> So the Clerk's site currently saying 0 vacancies is technically not
> correct it seems.
> In the subject of vacancy data, having a sworn in date or datetime would
> be helpful for this type of situation.
> Thanks again,
> David Steinbrunner