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Health Care Bill Math: Democrats Decide Whose Vote Is Needed To Reach 216

Pelosi

First Posted: 05/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:55 PM ET

New York Times:

WASHINGTON -- In the homestretch of the health care debate, one obvious question being asked across the capital is whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi will find 216 votes to pass the bill. For a group of particularly jittery Democrats, the better question may be this: Who will be allowed to slip away?

Yes, the 11th-hour vote tallying is under way at a brisk pace in offices from Capitol Hill to the West Wing, with Ms. Pelosi and her lieutenants keeping hour-by-hour tabs on wavering Democrats.

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