Thursday, July 19, 2018

DEADLINE PASSED: No Possibility Of November Special Election Should Arizona Senate Vacancy Occur

Arizona State Elections Director Eric Spencer issued this statement (via Twitter) this evening:


Should long-time Arizona Senator John McCain vacate his seat, it would fall to the Arizona Governor to appoint a replacement to serve until an election is able to be held. Spencer's declaration, of course, would not be the final word on the matter, but it is certainly something that anyone would have to seriously consider before challenging.

*The tweet reads: "Today at 5:00 was the deadline to run as a write-in, which means there is no conceivable possibility of holding a special election this year if a U.S. Senate vacancy were to occur.  So please, just please, let’s not  engage in any further macabre speculation on this issue."

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