​​The Role of the Electorate

in Emergencies

Amendment XXVIII, (proposed), Section 4:

"[I]f that office is also vacant a write-in election will take place.

"When writs do not issue promptly, a State may petition its legislature for an election."  

The public must also take action when necessary.

This isn’t about hurricane warnings but replacing members of Congress

when any crisis reduces their number below quorum

and your state’s legislature and governor are also unable to perform their duties,

or when either delays a special election.

Every valid right or power exists to enable the performance of a responsibility.

The people's power to call for an election limits any vulnerability to state control.

Amendment X:

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution

nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Amendment IX: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights,

shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

Constitutional sections discussed in Section 4:

Article I, sections: 2, 5          

Article II, section 1  

Amendment IX  

Amendment X    

Amendment XII    

Amendment XVII                  
Amendment XX      

Amendment XXV

Section 4 amends one clause in Article I, section 2 (Vacancies clause) and Amendment XVII (Senate Vacancies clause).

Section 4 does not amend any other text. 

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If the states fail,

control returns

to the public.