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Board to Certify Brown's Election on Monday

The D.C. Board of Election and Ethics has notified officials from the D.C. Republican Party that their challenge to Michael Brown for the at-large D.C. Council seat doesn't have merit.

The party said this week that Brown's victory in the Nov. 4th election is uncertifiable because Brown violated D.C. law by not properly changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Independent. D.C. law requires that at least one of the four at-large seats be from a minority party.

But in a letter to Charles R. Spies, general counsel for local GOP, the board's attorney Ken McGhie said, "The Board is unable to comply with this request as it finds that Mr. Brown does, in fact, meet the statutory requirements necessary to hold the office of at-large member of the District of Columbia Council."

The board plans to certify the Nov. 4th election on Monday, officials said.

The local GOP said this week that it planned to take the matter of Brown's election to court if necessary.

Hamil R. Harris

By Marcia Davis  |  November 22, 2008; 9:15 AM ET
Categories:  2008 District Election , D.C. Council  
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David Catania is still a republican. He changed to independent because of some gay issue that did not go his way [in the republican party]. He was angry and left the party. Carol Schwart is behind this bull with Michael Brown. She is so damn desperate for a seat on the council that she paid Fenty's campaign man to make the write in thing happen. Well guess what, it did not happen and it is time for Carol to move on. The people voted and she did not get the majority vote; for God's save woman, give it up! Michael will be certified today and he will be the newest member on the DC City Council and that is that. Enough is enough!

Posted by: JUDGEWRIGHT1 | November 24, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

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