CA legislature attempting to eliminate special elections


Guest Editorial

By Susan Shelley

The state Senate’s Democratic leader reacted to our near-victory in Assembly District 45 by proposing a constitutional amendment to end special elections forever. It needs a two-thirds in the Assembly and a two-thirds vote in the state Senate to get on the ballot (yes, Democrats have two-thirds of each house), and once on the ballot it only needs 50 percent plus one vote to pass. One-party rule in California: First they voted themselves a pay raise, and now they’re canceling elections.


Susan Shelley was a Republican candidate for CA  District 45 State Assembly in a special election earlier this month. She lost by 329 votes.

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