Tuesday, November 17, 2020

If Warren And/Or Sanders Get Cabinet Posts GOP Governors Can Appoint Republicans

If Bernie Sanders, Angus King Elizabeth Warren receive a cabinet post appointment from a Biden administration the Republican governors, yes Republican in all these liberal states as common sense dictates keeping your wallet safe from the radicals in the state legislatures, can appoint a Republican to replace the Dems. 

In Maine the appointment would run right through to 2024 while in Vermont it would be for a maximum of 6 months before a special election which would give the appointee time to bed themselves in for the campaign or at least cast a number of votes in the senate.

Similarly in Massachusetts but for 160 days



Title 17Elections

Chapter 53Vacancies

  • § 2621. Vacancy in office of U.S. Senator or Representative

    (a) If a vacancy occurs in the office of U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative, the Governor shall call a special election to fill the vacancy. His or her proclamation shall specify a day for the special election and a day for a special primary, pursuant to section 2352 of this title.

    (b) The special election shall be held not more than six months from the date the vacancy occurs, except that if the vacancy occurs within six months of a general election, the special election may be held the same day as the general election provided the ballots for the special election are able to be distributed by the deadline set forth in section 2479 of this title. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2019, No. 67, § 18.)

  • § 2622. Interim appointment of U.S. Senator

    The Governor may make an interim appointment to fill a vacancy in the office of U.S. Senator, pending the filling of the vacancy by special election. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.

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  • Massachusetts



    54 §140

    145-160 days after vacancy occurs. If a vacancy occurs after April 10 but on or before the 70th day before the regular state primary, the office shall appear on the regular state primary ballot. If a vacancy occurs after that time, the office shall appear on the state election ballot that November.


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