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Parents > United States > Indiana > IN - District 08
OfficeHouse of Representatives
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 02, 1984 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 06, 1984 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 06, 1984 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start May 01, 1985 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1987 - 12:00pm
Contributor*crickets chirp*
Last ModifiedChronicler April 15, 2007 11:35am
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Description Did not take office until May 1, 1985 due to election dispute. Re-elected pursuant to H. Res. 146.

McIntyre was certified as the winner by a margin of 114,278 to 113,860 (with Fallahay receiving 691). [Dubin, p. 740.]

McCloskey challenged the results, and the U.S. House appointed a committee to investigate. McCloskey charged that hundreds of votes were not counted.

The House committee faced several important issues. First, which uncounted ballots should be counted? Second, what criteria should apply to uncounted ballots?

The committee cast a series of party-line votes to count just over 5,000 invalid ballots. The final vote hung on about 90 irregular absentee ballots. The committee voted to count 60 of these ballots but not the remaining 32.

After the counting of the 60 irregular absentee ballots, McCloskey had a lead of four votes. The committee declared him the winner and did not examine the remaining 32 irregular absentee ballots.

The House voted, mostly along partisan lines, to seat McCloskey.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/1982
NameFrank McCloskey Votes100,592 (51.39%)
Term01/03/1983 - 01/03/1985 Margin6,465 (+3.30%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/04/1986
NameFrank McCloskey Votes106,662 (53.02%)
Term01/03/1987 - 01/03/1989 Margin13,076 (+6.50%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
May 08, 1984 IN District 8 - D Primary Frank McCloskey D 72,327
May 08, 1984 IN District 8 - R Primary Richard D. McIntyre R 48,490
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CANDIDATES
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Name (I) Rep. Frank McCloskey Richard D. McIntyre Michael J. Fallahay  
PartyDemocratic Republican Libertarian  
Campaign Logo  
Uncertified Votes116,645 (49.83%) 116,641 (49.83%) 806 (0.34%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -4 (-0.00%) -115,839 (-49.48%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $--  
Website  
Entry Date 01/01/1984 01/01/1984 01/01/1984  
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May 02, 1985 11:00am News House Democrats Seat Indianian, and House Republicans Walk Out  Not Available Chronicler 
Apr 30, 1985 11:10am News House Refuses to Order Special Indiana Election  Not Available Chronicler 
Apr 24, 1985 09:00am News G.O.P. Fumes as Indiana Recount Is Backed  Not Available Chronicler 
Apr 19, 1985 09:00am News Divided House Team Decides Democrat is Indiana Winner  Not Available Chronicler 
Apr 17, 1985 09:00am News Results are Disputed as Indiana Recount Ends  Not Available Chronicler 
Apr 16, 1985 09:00am News Recount Nears an End in Indiana House Race  Not Available Chronicler 

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