It's a split Senate.
December 2, 2000 9:17 AM   Subscribe

It's a split Senate. Democrat Maria Cantwell has been confirmed as the winner of the close Washington Senate race, thus bringing the Senate count to an even 50-50 split. And for 17 days, the Democrats will have a majority of sorts.
posted by solistrato (2 comments total)
Which could be a critical majority, given circumstances. Of course, if they use it, they'll be accused of illegal partisanship, but if the Florida legislature chooses electors, well, they're just reflecting the 0.0001% mandate of the people.

I'd missed that Cantwell had a political career (US House) before her stint at Real Networks.
posted by dhartung at 10:18 PM on December 2, 2000

i'm all for waiting 'til the whole rigamarole is over but we come up with a democratic congress and the next time rounds dem pres, i'll be pretty happy. I'm just aiming the snipers to fire after cheney's next heart attack
posted by ethylene at 11:05 AM on December 3, 2000

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