Senate Could Get Split

14Dec06

I saw this article in the Washington Post. It seems the Democartic Senator Tim Johnson (South Dakota) is in critical condition after brain surgery. Generally, something of the sort is not all that noteworthy. However, it turns out that if he is unable to fulfil his duties, the Governor (a Republican!)  gets to appoint a replacement. This would effectively kill the democrats’ advantage and split the senate 50-50 (The Dems have only 48 seats but the two independents have said they will join the Dems’ bloc).

It’s probably too ealy to speculate and i’m not quite sure what the reprecussions would be. But maybe people on this side of the globe were a little too hasty with their collective sigh of relief. I hope not.

More info right here although i’d suggest google news for more updated info.

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