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BREAKING NEWS ~ Democrats will force debate on Ohio election returns

[JURIST] AP is reporting that Democrats will force debate in both the House and Senate on the Ohio election returns before formally certifying President Bush's re-election today. This is only the second time since 1877 that pre-certification debates have been forced. The debates, which will disrupt what would have been a routine joint session of Congress scheduled to begin at 1 PM ET, became necessary after Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) signed on to a challenge originally put forward by Representative John Conyers (D-Michigan). JURIST wil carry the debates live (see the Live Webcasts section of JURIST's home page). AP has more.

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