Senator Ophelia Ford is one step closer to losing her seat. The committee investigating the contested special election to replace the indicted former senator, John Ford, voted 4-1 to overturn the results. Joining two Republicans were Democratic Senators Jim Kyle and Roy Herron. (Republican Senator Jeff Miller was absent for the vote.)
Neither the Commercial Appeal nor Nashville's City Paper addressed why Senators Kyle and Herron changed their positions from their earlier vote on the subject. The only Democrat who previously supported overturning the election was Senator Don McCleary, who has since switched parties.
A full senate vote is expected next Wednesday. It will be interesting to see if Ms. Ford again attempts to use the courts to prohibit the senate from considering a bill lawfully referred to it by committee.
Oh, and I also like the legalese term that accurately describes the results of the very close special election: incurably uncertain.