November 21, 2012 Election-related lawsuits have more than doubled since 2000. There has been at least one post-election litigation in every general or midterm election since 2000, with the exception of 2002. Legal experts blame the flawed election process and the fact that voters don't like their candidates to concede.
January 5, 2011 Though Nancy Pelosi was warmly greeted, it was the GOP's Allen West who drew the most attention. The new congressman was the first black Republican in the caucus since 1997.
November 11, 2010 The controversial Laura Kaufman said she wouldn't be used in an "electronic lynching" of West. A violent threat on Wednesday related to Kaufman led to the lockdown of Broward County schools in South Florida.
November 10, 2010 Political independents like those who voted for West, tend not to like nasty, partisan political attacks. Comments like those by his newly named chief of staff could hurt him with those voters who helped get him elected.