June 1 has come and passed. Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief.
Under Arizona law, if John McCain had vacated office before June 1 (“vacated” meaning “died”), there would be a special election in November to replace him. But having passed this June deadline, if McCain resigns, he can be replaced by an appointee of the governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, a conservative Republican, and this appointee will serve until 2020.
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