Can anyone shed some light on the rules of succession in regards to the governor of California? Is the Lieutenant Governor position one that is elected seperatedly by the voters, is it tied to the Governor in the election, or is it an appointed position?
I’m mainly thinking about what happens to Cruz Bustamonte once Swarzeneggar is sworn into office. Does he stay the L. Governor?
And several what ifs…
If Davis should resign before the November swearing in of Swarzeneggar, does Bustamonte become Gov, appoint a new L. Gov, and then lose his job?
If Swarzeneggar is unwilling or unable to become Governor, does Bustamonte become the next Governor in November, or will another election be held to fill the top slot? (Or would the Republican party have the right to appoint a replacement candidate to be sworn in?)
In any event, once Swarzeneggar becomes governor, who will be the Lieutenant Governor, and if it remains Bustamonte, wouldn’t that make things interesting…