Troubling and Maybe Unconstitutional: Alabama Governor Does Not Dismiss Idea of Rescheduling Senate Election, Which Is Already Underway


“I’m not aware of any time in the history of the state when the governor changed the date of an election when the election was already in mid-stride,” Mr. Merrill said. “We had a primary and a runoff, and now we have a general election in 29 days.”

Governor Ivey has already rescheduled the Senate election once after she became governor following the resignation of her predecessor, Robert Bentley, amid a sex and corruption scandal. Before she would do so again, she wants support from President Trump, according to Republicans in touch with her camp.

It is very troubling, and could well be unconstitutional, to cancel this election already underway simply for partisan advantage.


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