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Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by mamab, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. mamab

    mamab Well-Known Member

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    If Hillary were to become either president or vice president, do you think the Governor of New York would be wise to give Hillary's position in the Senate to Bill?
     
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    tater03 Well-Known Member

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    Never thought about that before? Can they actually do that? I would have thought you would have to have some kind of vote? I could be wrong.
     
  3. mamab

    mamab Well-Known Member

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    Well, I know if a senator dies with term time left, quite often the spouse will be put in their position. I think the Governor has the option to offer the position to the spouse, or they can have a special election. I'm not 100% sure about the situation where the position is vacated for other reasons.
     
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    mtatum4496 Well-Known Member

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    That is an interesting question, and one I never really thought about. Just what does one do in a case like this? Personally, I would be hesitant to have the spouse step in because of a voluntary exit from the position.

    Does anyone know if New York has some specific procedure to address this sort of thing?
     
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    tater03 Well-Known Member

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    Now that you say that I think I remember this happening with a senator that died in a plane crash and they appointed the wife to take his place? What I don't really agree with that is what if the spouse believes in different things? I mean there are marriages like that.
     
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    I live in New York, and really don't know of the proper procedure. I should really look that up, since this is a feasible possibility. I would hope there would be some kind of vote, but it would probably be be appointment.

    Could Bill even be a senator if he was First Gentleman?
     
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