What happened with Al Franken’s Senate seat if he resigns?

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., it is expected that an announcement on Thursday morning, after many of his colleagues called on him to resign.

The Senate ethics Committee last week announced that it had opened a “preliminary investigation” into allegations that groped francs, forcibly kissing and other sexually inappropriate behavior with several women.

Franc, the announcement comes on the heels of more than two dozen of the most important Democratic lawmakers who called for his resignation.

The Franks, 66, step aside, here is what would happen should a right to his Senate seat, according to Minnesota election.

1. The Governor appoints a new senator

Gov. Mark Dayton would be appointed to fill a new senator Franken in the seat, he should resign, Ryan Furlong, a spokesman for the Minnesota Secretary of state’s office, told Fox News.

A Democrat, Minnesotans could expect Dayton to appoint a member of his own party.

The newly appointed senator would be, as long as in the office until at least Nov. In 2018, when a special election would be scheduled. The senator would not be required to be appointed, in the election.

Minnesota is one of the 36 States in which the Governor make an appointment to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy, according to the National Conference of State legislatures.

2. A special election is scheduled for November 2018

A special election would be scheduled for Nov. 2018, and the winner would remain in the Senate for the Rest of what franc-term. This ends in Jan. 2021.


If a Senate vacancy occurs less than 11 weeks before the Minnesota state primary in August 2018, and then whoever the Governor appoints the would remain’d until the next elections, the Nov. 2019, Furlong said.

3. The next term begins in the year 2021

Whoever wins the special election in 2018, would also have to run again in 2020 if he or she wants to serve a full term of six years, and Furlong.

The next full Senate term would begin in 2021.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.

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