Thursday, November 10, 2005

Throw the bums out

Could voters' ouster of an Elsa city councilman in Tuesday's election spark a countywide recall trend? Let's hope so.

UTPA political science professor Sam Freeman tells The Monitor that the move could inspire other recall elections -- or it could cause local officials to strike recall provisions.

Although incumbents don't like the possibility of being yanked out of office before their term ends, these measures give voters a much-needed tool to keep elected officials in line.


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