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ASHEVILLE — Rep. Charles Taylor says an electronic glitch kept his vote against the controversial Central American Free Trade Agreement from registering, but his explanation hasn’t stopped criticism from some Democrats.
The controversial trade bill narrowly passed the U.S. House early Thursday by a vote of 217-215. With Taylor’s vote, the measure still would have passed, but only by one vote. Another Republican House member said she planned to vote against the measure, but didn’t make it back from her district in time.
In a statement Thursday, Taylor said, “Due to an error, my ‘no’ vote did not record on the voting machine. The clerk’s computer logs verified that I had attempted to vote, but it did not show my ‘nay.’”
Still, the North Carolina Democratic Party and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee criticized him.
“I would maintain with 63 minutes to vote and so much attention paid to who had voted, there’s no way it went unnoticed who hadn’t voted,” said Schorr Johnson, with the North Carolina Democratic Party. “If it was a very, very important vote to him, which it should have been, then you look up at the board and make sure your vote registered correctly.”
Originally posted by CyberianHusky
Originally posted by Frosty
He and she are trying to cover and act like if what should have happened then there would be no CAFTA. Maybe they forgot to read their constiguents' letters.
This reminds me of Family Guy were Peter goes before the senate to propose that the US attack Iraq by stating "Anyone who doesn't want to go to war is gay." Eventually the whole senate breaks out in hysteria of men saying "I'm straight" "I've been saying let's go to war all along" and then of course Dick Cheney's chimes in with "I was the first to say we should go to war."