The “special election” is the height of politics. On the one hand, if he appoints a Democrat to fill out the term of an elected Democrat all the Ms. Ima’s of the world will have a $#it fit. Of course if he appoints a Republican in his essentially blue state he’ll offend some cross-over Democrat voters. What’s the solution (politically speaking), have an election so he’s not responsible for making the decision. NO BRAINER as the ’toon points out.