Sunday, June 16, 2013

Alaska: Lindsey Holmes recall discussion brings up key points

State Rep. Lindsey Holmes is facing a recall threat over her party-switch. Since Alaska is a judicial recall state (requiring a showing of malfeasance), the recall is unlikely to get on the ballot. However, this article points out that even if it got there, problems would abound. Alaska does not have a replacement vote -- instead it has the governor appoint a replacement, who must be from the same party. But what party is that: The Democrats (she was elected as one) or a Republican (which she jumped to).

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