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Re: [govtrack] Unrecorded Votes

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  • Derek Willis
    Well, DeFazio was just sworn in, so now it s correct :-) On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM, David Steinbrunner
    Message 1 of 11 , Jan 6, 2011
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      Well, DeFazio was just sworn in, so now it's correct :-)

      On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM, David Steinbrunner
      <dsteinbrunner@...> wrote:
      > 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
      >
      >
      >
      >
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