NY election: Why weren't the Dems allowed to just appoint somebody to Weiner's seat?Submitted by atrickpay on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 00:41
Why did it need to go up for election?
..Trying to understand how this works.
I ask because it worked differently in this situation--there was another House seat up for election tonight in Nevada. It was vacant because the Republican who held it was appointed to a Senate seat in May that was vacant because the Republican Senator resigned because of a sex scandal.
So, in the latter, the seat was allowed to be kept via an appt by the same party, whereas in the former, in the same situation (ie. a resignation), it wasn't. What gives?