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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:09 pm 
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It's Alabama.

Alabama considers bill to eliminate special elections

The state of Alabama is considering a bill to eliminate special elections for Senate races, after a special election in December cost $11 million.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- ... -elections


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:07 pm 
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Not surprising. Most of the States don't hold special elections for Senate vacancies.

They cost a lot, and the Constitution does not require them like it does for US House vacancies.

It not being a requirement in the Constitution is a holdover from the time when Governors appointed the Senators. When direct elections of Senators began that special election requirement detail was for some reason neglected in the drafting of 17th amendment.


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