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Old 03-30-2020, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Ravenman View Post
I see that North Carolina requires that an interim appointment to the Senate must be of the same party as the departed Senator.

I wonder, if Burr departs, whether Democratic Governor Roy Cooper could just invoke the McConnell rule and decide that it is wrong to appoint a successor in an election year, and just leave Burr’s Republican seat vacant for the next few months. Or years.
True it would have to be a Republican to replace Burr, but only until the next statewide general election (ie November) and the person elected then only serves out the remainder of the leaving Senator's term (in order to stay on schedule), which for Burr's cohort would be 2022.

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