Monday, June 21, 2010

Two senate elections this November?

You might be voting for two U.S. senators in the November election instead of one.

A federal lawsuit is arguing that the appointment of Senator Roland Burris is temporary and needs to be replaced. An appellate court agrees. The court is ordering two senate elections take place in November. One to replace Burris for the last 8 weeks of his term and the second election to replace that person to serve in the next congress that will be inaugurated in January.

UIS Associate Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies Jason Pierceson is interviewed in this June 20, 2010, report by WICS-TV 20.

Watch the story on News Channel 20's website