There are about 19 states that allow for recall elections. Most of them are states that have DEMOCRAT senators. Point is, I hear lots of people asking, "What can we do?" Well..find out if your state allows for the recall of elected officials and start the petition of senators recalling them for special elections. Kick them out. Plain and simple. I do not have the list and someone called into the Bill Bennet show yesterday with the site that had the list. I did not have a piece of paper to write it down so I missed the name of the web site. Anyone?
posted on 12/25/2009 4:55:40 AM PST
I know Nevada is one of them so lets start there.
posted on 12/25/2009 4:58:55 AM PST
(Stop wasting our wealth and start telling the truth.)
Nothing in the Constitution allows a state to recall a Congressman or Senator. Any recall clauses in state constitutions are for local offices only.
In Michigan, the recall law does not apply to federal offices.
posted on 12/25/2009 5:01:40 AM PST
The United States Constitution expressly establishes the exclusive qualifications for congressional office, sets the specific length of terms for Members of the House and for Senators, and places the authority within each House of Congress to judge the elections and qualifications of, and to discipline and remove, its own Members. These provisions of the United States Constitution, with respect to federal officials, have supremacy over State laws and provisions, and State laws in conflict with such constitutional provisions have been found by the courts in the past to be invalid. Although the language of some State recall laws might be broad enough to include Members of Congress, or might even explicitly include such federal officers, such statutes would not appear to be effective in overriding the provisions of the United States Constitution with regard to terms of office, elections and removal of Members.
posted on 12/25/2009 5:25:46 AM PST
by Red_Devil 232
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The U.S. Constitution doesn’t permit it, sorry.
posted on 12/25/2009 5:30:00 AM PST
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This will be a short thread, LOL.
posted on 12/25/2009 5:31:50 AM PST
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Those states only apply to state and local elections.
I know that California (where I used to live) has it.
posted on 12/25/2009 10:35:52 AM PST
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