This question is slightly complicated, but here is the breakdown. So a legislator is elected by a certain group of people, which means that there is pressure upon this legislator to support the actual ideas and beliefs that he said he was for. But what if he begins voting on things that do not support his supposed ideas? Is the question above a yes or no?
In my opinion, I believe mostly yes. The group in a legislator’s district that got a legislator elected should be able to monitor votes, and recruit someone to run against him in the next primary if he starts “voting” wrong. Well the people who got him elected should be able to hold him accountable, which is by monitoring his votes. People do have a responsibility to ensure that who they elected is actually accountable and holds up to what they say they would do.
Also if this legislator goes completely against what he says he would do if he is in this position, the people who got him elected should be able to recruit someone else to run against this legislator in the next primary. Also if the people do not agree with this legislator any more for other reasons they should also be able to recruit someone to run against him.
This in my opinion is crucial in holding legislators accountable, or anyone who is in a position of power accountable.
I completely agree!
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