View Poll Results: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is?

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  • The people, by having another election.

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  • A governor or some other elected official.

    1 5.26%
  • The politician leaving his office(assuming he left on good terms)

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  • The opponent of the politician leaving office.

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    Re: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Yeah, but you are a better person than I.
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    Re: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
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    Re: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is

    Ideally, it should be the people but that means the seat will remain empty for at least a couple of months while the election is set up, people campaign, the vote is held, etc. That may not always be the best idea, unfortunately, it means that the state goes unrepresented for quite some time.
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    Re: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The choice should be made according to the state constitution.
    What does your state's constitution say on how to deal with the subject of replacing politicians who leave their office before their term expires?
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    Re: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What does your state's constitution say on how to deal with the subject of replacing politicians who leave their office before their term expires?
    I don't know.
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    Re: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is

    In NY the Governor appoints the replacement but as more talk arrises that Caroline Kennedy might get it, I rather have an election but Cephus makes a good point regarding electing a replacement in mid-term.
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    Re: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't know.
    So in other words you do not know what idea you support.
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    Re: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    So in other words you do not know what idea you support.
    You really are dim aren't you? I support what the state constitution says, and it doesn't really matter as long as it's constitutional.
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    Re: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is

    I think the runner up from the previous election would be a good idea.
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    Re: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is

    Quote Originally Posted by Mothership Earth View Post
    I think the runner up from the previous election would be a good idea.
    Wasnt that the way the VP was determined way back when?
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