GOP Continues Its Battle Over Brown
The fight over Michael Brown's status in the D.C. Council continues. The D.C. Republican Party isn't giving up at all.
It reported this morning that the DC Republican Committee has filed a request that the board reconsider its intent to certify Brown's election as an at-large council member.
Brown, a Democrat, became an independent to seek office, but the GOP has said he had not changed his affiliation and therefore is in violation of District law. The law requires at least one of the at-large seats be from a minority party.
"Everyone knows Michael Brown is a Democrat, except apparently the Board of Elections," DC Republican Committee Chairman Robert J. Kabel said in a statement this morning. "Michael Brown campaigned as Democrat and got elected as a Democrat, he is not an Independent. The Board is turning its back on ensuring minority party rights are protected and diversity in District Government is preserved. By disregarding the clear law and certifying Michael Brown, the Board is stacking the deck."
"The DC Republican Committee will do everything it can to ensure District law is followed and the rights of members of minority parties are protected," Kabel said.
November 24, 2008; 10:04 AM ET
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