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FL law: Foley's name must stay on the ballot
From CNN's Xuan Thai

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The following summarizes Florida election law on the resignation of members of Congress before a general election:

  • Once the Secretary of State receives the resignation letter they will notify the Republican Party of Florida.
  • The Party then has seven days to submit a name to replace Rep. Mark Foley as the Republican candidate in the general election.
  • Rep. Foley's name will remain on the ballot because the resignation occurred after the certification of the primary results.
  • When a voter casts a vote for Foley in the November election, the vote will count for the new Republican nominee.
  • There will not be a special election to fill the vacancy because it is too close to the general election.
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