Questions tagged [governor]

Questions related to the office of Governor, a politician who is the leader of a non-sovereign level of government. Combine with relevant locality tag(s).

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Prior to 2021, when was the last New Jersey gubernatorial election where a Democrat did better in Somerset County than the state as a whole?

In the 2021 New Jersey governor election, Phil Murphy, a Democrat and the incumbent, won 51.5% of the vote statewide. However he won 51.7% of the vote in Somerset County a suburban county which has ...
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Why doesn't the Governor of the US state of Idaho fire the Lt. Governor for insubordination? Can they be punished in any way at all?

Idaho Public Radio's McGeachin and Little battle over COVID-related executive orders — again details a situation where as soon as Idaho's Governor left the state on official business the Lieutenant ...
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How Will the California Recall Work Exactly?

If the current Governor doesn't get more than 50% of the vote, does that mean the next highest voted candidate wins? If the recall does get voted through, how long will the new Governor serve for?
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What happens if Gavin Newsom resigns or dies before the recall vote?

The U.S. state of California is holding a recall election to determine if Governor Gavin Newsom should be removed from office and who should replace him if removed. It is unclear to me what happens ...
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California Governor - Recall Election - Can you vote "no" and still pick a successor?

The explanation I have found so far for the upcoming recall election in CA is that there are two questions: Should Newsom be recalled? If so, who should replace him? (with Newsom himself NOT being ...
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Shut-out precincts for Republican governor in 2021 New Jersey primary?

In 2008 and 2012, and to a lesser extent 2016, there were some precincts where Republicans got no votes. Example of a shut-out precinct in Louisiana's 2nd district special election, 2021: I found ...
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How do I get onto a state gubernatorial ballot? [closed]

Say I'm an independent fed up with the establishment. I have degrees in philosophy and political science, and I'd like to start my political career as Governor of a US state. I'd rather it be ...
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What state/country, given the right, refused to reelect any previous governor/president the most consecutive times?

In Brazil, mayors, governors and president have the right of one consecutive reelection since 1998. (Such right is being reviewed at Congress right now, but it is not relevant to this question). As ...
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