Kentucky legislators override veto on bill curbing governor's power to fill Senate vacancy

Posted on AllSides March 30th, 2021
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Kentucky lawmakers overrode a veto from the state's governor on Monday on a bill that will give party leaders power in the process of choosing someone to temporarily fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate.

The power, which originally was solely the governor's, will now be shared because of the GOP-backed legislation that had the support of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Should a U.S. senator from Kentucky leave their seat, whether through death, resignation, or other circumstances, leaders from the political party of that senator will send three replacement...

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