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8. I don't think that will work. Strange is there because the Governor appointed him
Thu Nov 16, 2017, 10:00 AM
Nov 2017

to fill a vacancy until a special election could be held. That election is now less than four weeks away

There could be NO need to call a NEW special election, since the already-scheduled 12 December election is intended to deal with the fact that Alabama needs an elected senator, having had an appointee in the slot for almost a year now; a new special election would only increase the period during which Alabama had no elected senator

If Strange resigns, the governor can simply appoint someone else to fill the vacancy until the special election is held in less than four weeks. Absentee ballots have already been mailed out

The proposal merely encourages a dishonest power grab by the Governor. What would he do? Reappoint Strange and call a new special election for a year from now?

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