Jennings Loses Another Round in Appeals Court

Posted June 21, 2007 at 11:35am

A Florida appeals court this week denied Democrat Christine Jennings’ request to access the inner workings of electronic voting machines that she claims cost her the 13th district election in November.

The court’s decision ends Jennings’ quest to have a state court sort out whether malfunctioning machines led to thousands of “undervotes,” which Jennings believes handed the open-seat election to now-Rep. Vern Buchanan (R). State auditors confirmed late last year that Buchanan won the seat by 369 votes.

But Jennings, who has yet to concede, continues to press her case. Last week, a special House task force voted to have the Government Accountability Office look into the matter and report back by July 27.
— Matthew Murray