Meta election.

Wed Oct 28 13:43:50 PST 1998

Mr. Fiterman wrote in part-

I think the answer is to have some kind of rule of succession which allows
things to go on as usual. A vote for John Smith is a vote for John Smith or
his delegated successor.
I agree for legislative body candidates or members (since the voters would
expect that a successor will follow the person's legislative policies- i.e.
the party's platform).  However, there are major elements of discretion/
personality/ knowledge for executive and judicial offices involved such that a
legislative body can/should fill any such vacancies as a default remedy. 

I mention again having YES/NO votes for such offices also as a safety measure
if a popular incumbent dies just before an election so that the voters can
vote NO on obviously unqualified candidates for such offices (especially
candidates who kill other candidates).

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