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12:28 AM
(Just in case it wasn't clear from the context, McSally literally lost her election. Then Kyl, the person appointed to McCain's seat, stepped down so that the governor could appoint McSally to be senator anyway)
 
Fun fact, if McCain stepped down, it would have been a special election
 
There's still a special election this year, at least
 
No I don't know why dying in office was different
 
Love too abuse those vacancy powers though
 
(like genuinely, how is one kind of vacancy different than another legally speaking)
(our local bylaws just say "in the event of a vacancy")
or was it to do with timing (our bylaws also specify "special election within 60 days unless a regular election is already scheduled to take place within that timeline")
 
12:34 AM
The special election happens at the next general election, so I think it was just timing
 
that makes way more sense
 
By not stepping down he avoided the 2018 election and kicked the can to 2020 for whoever replaced him
Arizona does have a uhh fun? provision though?
For Representatives
> For a vacancy in the office of representative in Congress that occurs simultaneously with at least one hundred additional vacancies in the office of representative in Congress as prescribed by 2 United States Code section 8, a special general election to fill the vacancy in this state shall be held not more than forty-nine days after the declaration of the vacancy
(unless there's a general election within 75 days)
But that's effectively a "What if actually the whole US Congress is yeeted?" clause
 
I mean I'm writing a recall proposal that includes "dissolution of the entire executive committee (which includes the removal of every officer)"
 
Feel like dissolving a fourth of the House would be a little more difficult though lol
 
12:53 AM
Yeah 100 is like, no less than 3 states worth
California Texas New York
 
 
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