t's a bit unclear whether a special election could even be considered until any resolution was reached on whether Burris will be seated in the Senate - a process that could take months. In addition, as long as Blagojevich remains in office, he would have the opportunity to veto such legislation.
Illinois Democrats have since canceled the scheduled committee hearing taking up the special election legislation.
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