Tea Party attempts to recall US Senator
March 16, 2010 5:27 PM Subscribe
Today a New Jersey state appeals court ruled
that the secretary of state must accept a petition filed by the Sussex County Tea Party
to recall US Senator Robert Menendez - the first ever recall effort aimed at a US Senator. Their petition was originally denied by Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells back in January.
The debate over recall elections has persisted for centuries in the US, with it notably being a part of the Virginia Plan
that was proposed at the Constitutional Convention. Are recalls a good way to make senators accountable to their electorate? Or would they make senators slaves to the ever changing whims of the people? Here is a brief history
of the recall in the US.
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