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  • The people, by having another election.

    14 73.68%
  • A governor or some other elected official.

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

    0 0%
  • The opponent of the politician leaving office.

    0 0%
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    If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is?

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

    The people, by having another election.
    A governor or some other elected official.
    The politician leaving his office(assuming he left on good terms)
    The opponent of the politician leaving office.
    other.


    With Illinois governor accused of selling/auctioning off Obama's seat it is apparent that elected officials can not be trusted to do the job.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    The people, by having another election.
    A governor or some other elected official.
    The politician leaving his office(assuming he left on good terms)
    The opponent of the politician leaving office.
    other.


    With Illinois governor accused of selling/auctioning off Obama's seat it is apparent that elected officials can not be trusted to do the job.
    I think it should go to the people, unless there is a person like a vice-president or Luitenent Governor ready to step in.

    For the senate seat, there should always have been an election because, like you said, elected officials cannot be trusted (especially here in Illinois).
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    Re: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is

    The people, for sure.

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

    The people. They can't always be trusted either, but it's less corrupt.
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    Re: If a politician leaves his office,who should get to decide who the replacement is

    The choice should be made according to the state constitution.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)

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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.
    I should have voted for a Constitutional Convention. My bad.
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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
    I should have voted for a Constitutional Convention. My bad.


    I voted for it...
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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
    I should have voted for a Constitutional Convention. My bad.
    Well it wasn't a choice, so I picked other.
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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


    I voted for it...
    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 American View Post
    Well it wasn't a choice, so I picked other.
    I was talking about the Illinois ballot this past election.

    Not this poll. Sorry for the confusion.
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