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GOP To Dismiss Dornan Challenge

February 4, 1998

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans made plans Tuesday to dismiss former Rep. Bob Dornan’s challenge to California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s 1996 election, signaling an end to a politically charged battle that has dragged on for over a year.

A congressional task force established by Republicans ``could not prove there was enough illegal votes to vacate the seat or overturn the election,″ Rep. Vernon J. Ehlers, R-Mich., the panel’s chairman, said in a statement issued Tuesday evening.

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