Apparently, even this point is not clear.Yes, the law is clear. An appointed Senator must provide documentation signed by his state's governor and secretary of state. Mr. Burris does not have this.
But they also said the rule has been in place since 1884 and has never been waived under any circumstances.Apparently, even this point is not clear.
"Reid said that he is waiting for a ruling from the Illinois high court on whether the Illinois secretary of state needs to sign the certificate of appointment for Burris, who is seeking to succeed President-elect Barack Obama in the Senate."
It certainly worked to keep Harold Ford out of the Senate.The race card wins all battles.