The Constitution for the United States of America

Article 1
Section 2 - Paragraph 4

When vacancies happen in the representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.

This further verifies that the Representatives are elected by the people to represent their State in the business of the Federal Union. The elected Executive Authority of the State has the power to fill unexpected vacancies, and those people will serve until such time as an election by the people is held.

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