Skip to comments.Byrd special election to be held in 2012
Posted on 06/28/2010 3:04:31 PM PDT by Chet 99
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant (D) announced this afternoon that a special election to replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D) will be held in 2012, not this fall as some had speculated.
Calling the state election code an "interesting" document, Tennant said that because the filing deadline for this election had long passed that the "next" election for a special to be held was not November 2010 but November 2012.
Democrats had predicted Tennant's decision, insisting the law was clear and citing a 1994 case decided by the state Supreme Court that affirmed the idea of a delayed special. It's not immediately clear whether Republicans -- either at the state or national level -- will challenge Tennant's ruling.
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So the Rats don’t want the voters to choose. What a shock...
The 2012 election won’t be a special election. The seat was already scheduled to be up for election, that year.
Essentially, they’re going to have an election for a 6-month term.
“interesting document” my arse...it is quite clear that the election should be held...there is nothing in there that says anything about timlines except that July 3 was the cutoff...screw the filing dates, they aren’t covered in this law...and if the spineless RNC doesn’t cover expenses to sue their azzes they are worse than I thought and that is plenty bad.
one less vote for cloture on cap-n-trade too,, ‘til next year anyway
Now we're to believe that they have to wait two years to do the same in West Virginia?
What would Byrd have said about this?
Sounds to me like someone is throwing a lot of chaff in the air in hopes the democrats will come up with something concrete.
Strike my previous post. I mistakenly was thinking that they meant 2011. They don’t. They’re just going to appoint someone to fill the balance of Byrd’s original term, and hold the election as scheduled in 2012. This was predictable.
Timing is everything
So if I understand the SOS correctly. VW will have 1 senator until 2012...Cool. One less Rat.
This is just Democrats twisting the election laws to suit them -- again.
No, the Democrat governor gets to appoint the replacement who essentially gets close to 2 1/2 years without facing the voters. The replacement may actually be more conservative. Byrd drifted to the left in later years, presumably when he no longer could think for himself and simply voted however his leftist DC-based staffers told him to vote.
I fricking hate Democrats. I HATE THEM!
will there be KKK honors at his funeral?
Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved seat of mine become degraded by a Republican. (or something like that)
When the Dems determine that they need the vote, they’ll move up the election or change the WV law to get an election in under 30 days.