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« Reply #1975 on: May 14, 2019, 07:44:47 pm »

This is still fresh and news is still coming in but the insurance commissioner, Jim Beck, just got indicted on 38 counts. Iím so shocked that a r figure in the state is corrupt, so shocked.

What did he do this time ?

Ironically enough...insurance fraud.  Along with theft and money laundering.

https://www.11alive.com/article/news/crime/fraud-theft-and-money-laundering-ga-insurance-commissioner-charged-in-2m-scheme/85-beb0852b-ad22-41e9-a0b0-d07c354b5972
Will we have a special, or will Kemp appoint his replacement?

The Georgia Constitution (Art. V, Sec. II, Paragraph VIII) stipulates that the Governor will fill the vacancy (said appointment must then be confirmed by the Senate,) but only until the next general election:

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In case of the death or withdrawal of a person who received the majority of votes cast in an election for the office of Secretary of State, Attorney General, State School Superintendent, Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner of Agriculture, or Commissioner of Labor, the Governor elected at the same election, upon becoming Governor, shall have the power to fill such office by appointing, subject to confirmation of the Senate, an individual to serve until the next general election and until a successor for the balance of the unexpired term shall have been elected and qualified.

So Kemp would appoint a new commissioner of insurance, but there would be an election to fill the position in 2020 - the same time as the election for president, U.S. Senate, and two of the PSC seats.
aww... no special election
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« Reply #1976 on: May 14, 2019, 07:46:17 pm »

This is still fresh and news is still coming in but the insurance commissioner, Jim Beck, just got indicted on 38 counts. Iím so shocked that a r figure in the state is corrupt, so shocked.

What did he do this time ?

Ironically enough...insurance fraud.  Along with theft and money laundering.

https://www.11alive.com/article/news/crime/fraud-theft-and-money-laundering-ga-insurance-commissioner-charged-in-2m-scheme/85-beb0852b-ad22-41e9-a0b0-d07c354b5972
Will we have a special, or will Kemp appoint his replacement?

The Georgia Constitution (Art. V, Sec. II, Paragraph VIII) stipulates that the Governor will fill the vacancy (said appointment must then be confirmed by the Senate,) but only until the next general election:

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In case of the death or withdrawal of a person who received the majority of votes cast in an election for the office of Secretary of State, Attorney General, State School Superintendent, Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner of Agriculture, or Commissioner of Labor, the Governor elected at the same election, upon becoming Governor, shall have the power to fill such office by appointing, subject to confirmation of the Senate, an individual to serve until the next general election and until a successor for the balance of the unexpired term shall have been elected and qualified.

So Kemp would appoint a new commissioner of insurance, but there would be an election to fill the position in 2020 - the same time as the election for president, U.S. Senate, and two of the PSC seats.
aww... no special election

It would be considered a special election actually since it's in the middle of the office's term, it would just be held on Election Day 2020
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« Reply #1977 on: May 14, 2019, 07:49:20 pm »

This is still fresh and news is still coming in but the insurance commissioner, Jim Beck, just got indicted on 38 counts. Iím so shocked that a r figure in the state is corrupt, so shocked.

What did he do this time ?

Ironically enough...insurance fraud.  Along with theft and money laundering.

https://www.11alive.com/article/news/crime/fraud-theft-and-money-laundering-ga-insurance-commissioner-charged-in-2m-scheme/85-beb0852b-ad22-41e9-a0b0-d07c354b5972
Will we have a special, or will Kemp appoint his replacement?

The Georgia Constitution (Art. V, Sec. II, Paragraph VIII) stipulates that the Governor will fill the vacancy (said appointment must then be confirmed by the Senate,) but only until the next general election:

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In case of the death or withdrawal of a person who received the majority of votes cast in an election for the office of Secretary of State, Attorney General, State School Superintendent, Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner of Agriculture, or Commissioner of Labor, the Governor elected at the same election, upon becoming Governor, shall have the power to fill such office by appointing, subject to confirmation of the Senate, an individual to serve until the next general election and until a successor for the balance of the unexpired term shall have been elected and qualified.

So Kemp would appoint a new commissioner of insurance, but there would be an election to fill the position in 2020 - the same time as the election for president, U.S. Senate, and two of the PSC seats.
aww... no special election

It would be considered a special election actually since it's in the middle of the office's term, it would just be held on Election Day 2020
Well sure technically but when I say special election I mean an election that doesn't happen at the same time as any other major races.
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« Reply #1978 on: May 15, 2019, 09:29:22 am »

Beck turned himself in this morning and will be arraigned this afternoon.  Another tidbit on the possible replacement process:

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Under state law, the governor can appoint a panel to decide whether Beck should be suspended, but Gov. Brian Kemp has so far not said whether heíll do that. He has two weeks to make the decision.

https://www.ajc.com/news/local/breaking-georgia-insurance-commissioner-jim-beck-surrenders-feds/qvaA0XZ6EqFgE0bTBJZHhK/
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« Reply #1979 on: May 15, 2019, 05:30:54 pm »

WTH was Beck thinking ? Considering he's a statewide elected officeholder.
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« Reply #1980 on: May 20, 2019, 09:41:17 pm »

WTH was Beck thinking ? Considering he's a statewide elected officeholder.

He has the magic (R) next to his name
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« Reply #1981 on: May 21, 2019, 12:50:34 am »

Since we've reached 2k posts, Georgia's Very Own Megathread v3 is now open!
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