How does Alaska choose a Replacement US Senator if a sitting Senator is unable to continue in office?
Alaska's Division of Elections said that if Senator Stevens were
to win the upcoming election and then resign his seat, it would
force a special election and the governor would make a temporary
appointment to hold the seat until a new senator is elected;
however, proponents of a citizen initiative passed in 2004 said
that measure stripped the governor of the right to make Senate
appointments. The initiative was passed after then Gov. Frank
Murkowski appointed his daughter Lisa to the Senate seat he vacated
to become governor.
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