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To: Scanian

I would speculate that it is not enforceable. There is no provision within the 17th or within the Constitution that allows for voters to recall an elected Senator.


3 posted on 01/08/2010 3:24:48 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol

I believe that it varies by state.


6 posted on 01/08/2010 3:36:46 AM PST by Nickname (2012 - Yes You're Canned!)
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To: taxcontrol

I am not so sure. However, I do agree with you that it probably would not be enforceable. However, The Seventeenth Amendment does not affect the restriction in Article I, § 4, cl. 1, which prohibits the Congress from exercising a power to “make or alter” state regulations of elections in order to determine where Senators must be chosen.


7 posted on 01/08/2010 3:41:21 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: taxcontrol
"There is no provision within the 17th or within the Constitution that allows for voters to recall an elected Senator."

If recall isn't specifically prohibited, one would think that it's up to state law and Lousiana's citizens to determine who represents them in the Senate.

8 posted on 01/08/2010 3:41:22 AM PST by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: taxcontrol

It’s up to the individual State. New Jersey has a recall provision and a recall petition is just getting under way there.


14 posted on 01/08/2010 5:01:45 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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