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Sat Jul 18, 2020, 10:59 AM

Congressman John Lewis's Congressional Seat...

I apologize if this too sensative...because it is...but I keep thinking...What will happen to his congressional seat? Gov. Kemp is a trumpian republican...does he fill the seat? Do we have a Democrat to run in the Georgia 5th District...? Hard to keep tabs on everything...

Again, I apologise for poor timing...RIP Congressman Lewis...

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Reply Congressman John Lewis's Congressional Seat... (Original post)
FarPoint Jul 2020 OP
book_worm Jul 2020 #1
CincyDem Jul 2020 #2
FarPoint Jul 2020 #3
StarfishSaver Jul 2020 #4
PunkinPi Jul 2020 #5
customerserviceguy Jul 2020 #6
DenverJared Jul 2020 #7
FarPoint Jul 2020 #8
Lulu KC Jul 2020 #9
lunatica Jul 2020 #10
HotTeaBag Jul 2020 #11

Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:03 AM

1. It's a heavily democratic district and

whoever the dems nominate will win.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:03 AM

2. Constitution requires a special election.

In this case likely November. Vacant until then.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:05 AM

3. There ya go....

That fills my blank spot....Thank you so much...

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:06 AM

4. As of today, the House of Representatives Clerk will oversee all of the representational matters

of the district. And then as CincyDem noted, there will be a special election to fill his seat. But in the meantime, the seat will remain vacant.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:07 AM

5. I believe they would have a special election. On that tip...

would Stacy Abrams be eligible to run to fill his seat if she wanted it?

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Response to PunkinPi (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:25 AM

6. A couple of quick Google searches

showed that Abrams lives in Atlanta, and that quite a bit of Atlanta is in this congressional district, so I suppose it is possible.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:28 AM

7. Governors only appoint senators

 

House seats are decided by a special election or left vacant if the next election is close.

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Response to DenverJared (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:29 AM

8. Ahhhh

Makes more sense now...

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 12:40 PM

9. I appreciate the question and answers n/t

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 12:48 PM

10. Good question

I read the answers too!

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 12:54 PM

11. Ain't no way a Republican fills that seat.

 

However, one will most certainly make a spectacle of running for it.

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