Is the Senate Racist?
Of course, I believe neither is true but were the senate controlled by the GOP that is what we would be hearing. However, that observation is already old and banal.
There is a claim that senate rules require the secretary of state's signature. Well is it?
Let us look further into that by studying the pertinent rules Here is the key phrase:
THE RECOMMENDED FORMS [emphasis added] FOR CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION AND CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Nothing in Rule II seems to imply explicitly or implicitly the state's secretary of state needs to sign anything only that it is suggested they sign off. Nope, Harry Reid and his cohorts are correct to want to get a non-Blagojevich tainted senator in office (so the taint doesn't affect the senator's election chances), but that does not appear to be a choice.
So, who is it now ignoring law?