May 25th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #491

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1,431 Responses to May 25th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #491

  1. MaineCoon says:

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  2. sunnydaze says:

    Comey is on Steven Colbert right now. Haven’t seen this show in a decade but I’m watching it right now.


  3. Proud American from Texas says:

    I read an article concerning John McCain just now and had a scary thought. If he vacates his seat after May 30th, the governor can appoint his successor to complete his term. That would last until 2020. Otherwise, there would be a special election this coming November.
    Is the AZ governor a Trumper or Never-Trumper?
    If Flakey resigned his Senate seat, could he be appointed McCain’s successor through 2020?

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    • Blade says:

      The US Senate seat that McCain holds is due for normal election in 2022 since he was just re-elected in 2016.

      I haven’t seen the Arizona statute but I am quite sure it specifies the Governor appoint a temp Senator until a special election can be held ( that part is optional, a special election is not ). The 17th Amendment requires a special election for vacancies and that seems like an awfully long stretch for the Arizona legislature to allow, and likely violates the 17th Amendment if true. I imagine someone is misreading the statute down there.

      As far as the Governor, I posted a while ago the enormous pressure he/she must be under by the powers-that-be to appoint either his wife or daughter temporarily, and hope they do the right thing and instead appoint Ward or maybe Hayworth to give them a leg up when the special election takes place, and later the full term election in 2022.

      We will soon see what the Governor is truly made of.


      • Proud American from Texas says:

        Good catch on full term being 2022. I re-read the article and it mentioned 2020 as being the next general election due to date of May 30th being the last day to file for Nov general election in 2018.
        Otherwise, the next general election would be 2020. Article is on MSN from Wash Post.
        Apparently, the special election in this case must coincide with the every two year general election.

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        • Blade says:

          Well what happens with special elections is that the legislature and/or Governor try to schedule them on the day of an already existing election to save the taxpayers money. It is enormously expensive to schedule an election outside of the annual November election day which is normally already staging for some kind of voting, be it school board or budget or county supervisor or something ( there is an election every November practically everywhere with the odd years usually only local offices ).

          This is why we sometimes see both Senators of a state on a ballot at the same time even though the full term elections are staggered and this so-called “class” schedule cannot be altered.

          Having said that, anything can and does happen. If both Senators die or resign, there can be two temp Senators named, then two special elections any month of a year, then the normal class elections on the standard schedule again.

          The legislature decides how to go about it. And they are required to have a special election now since the 17th Amendment redesigned Article I Section 3 to force “democracy” on what used to be States’ prerogative.

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