Procedures for Contested Election Cases in the House of Representatives

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Under the U.S. Constitution, each House of Congress has the express authority to be the judge of the "elections and returns" of its own Members. Although initial challenges and recounts for the House are conducted at the state level, under the state's authority to administer federal elections, continuing contests may be presented
to the House, which, as the final arbiter, may make a conclusive determination of a claim to the seat. This report describes these procedures.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 4, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Maskell, Jack

Legislative Attorney

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Whitaker, L. Paige

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: November 4, 2010
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Under the U.S. Constitution, each House of Congress has the express authority to be the judge of the "elections and returns" of its own Members. Although initial challenges and recounts for the House are conducted at the state level, under the state's authority to administer federal elections, continuing contests may be presented
to the House, which, as the final arbiter, may make a conclusive determination of a claim to the seat. This report describes these procedures.

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19 pages.

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