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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-05 08:10 PM
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10. I was reading that the laws require that a special election be held to
Edited on Mon Jul-25-05 08:13 PM by calipendence
replace a representative that leaves office a given time before the regular election time for congress critters. That deadline happens to be in February.

Before then, a special election gets called (which I think that Dems might want to take advantage of). Afterwards, well, the vote in congress gets lost to the Rethugs (but not picked up by a newer member). So it is helpful if he resigns before the end of his term in any case, but it's an added opportunity if it opens up that special election.

I have a feeling that Bushco has ordered that the Feds pull back on his investigation, since they don't want him forced to leave before the end of his term, but now the goal of getting him out of the race for 2006 has been met (to allow another Rethug to take his seat then).

It's up to us to force the issue that demands that he gets investigated further before then to force the question of getting him out of office. We really don't have much to lose by doing so, and everything to gain, as long as what's done to get him out is proper and that most folks looking on see is a process that is a quest for justice and one they will respect.
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