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
November 22, 2008; 9:15 AM ET
Categories: 2008 District Election , D.C. Council
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