Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Utah: Article in Utah Policy on the Recall of US Senators

Now that Senator Mitt Romney (R) has voted to convict President Trump in his impeachment trial, there has been some more discussion of the proposal by Utah State Representative Tim Quinn (R) to adopt a recall law in Utah just for US Senators. Note that Utah is currently one of 11 states that does not provide recalls at any level of government.

I look at this proposal and the history of recalls attempts against US Senators. The idea of a recall on the federal level was included in the Virginia (or Randolph) Plan that kickstarted the Constitutional Convention, but was quickly voted down. Check out the article for some details.

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