Article I, Section 2, US Constitution:
When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
Henrietta, NY — Multiple Democratic sources now confirm that party chairs decided Monday night that Matthew Zeller is their candidate should a special election to replace Rep. Eric Massa take place.
As Jim Geraghty notes, there should be no ‘should’ here; the US Constitution is not ambiguous about the subject. There is a vacancy in NY-2329 [OOPS!]: its citizenry have the Constitutional right to representation with all due speed; complaints may be directed to the former office holder. Subject closed.
I assumed that this report was simply an April Fool’s joke, but surely the governor is not seriously considering ignoring his mandated duty under the law?
Even if he is a Democrat?
PS: Tom Reed is the GOP candidate for this district.
Crossposted to RedState.