review by Jaka on 8/10/2014
The main reason was they didn't want to have acintg governors for extended periods of time, like when CTW resigned to go to WDC, or McGreevey resigned because he was a low life crook, or Corzine made like a pinball inside his SUV; and you could have the possibility of one person exercising 2/3rds of the authority to pass legislation. You could also have a situation where the people elected a Republican, but ended up with a Dem (or vice-versa) for up to a year. Coverage just for a vacation (or Corzine's many jaunts off to Manhattan or the Hamptons), was not the primary concern. This is just a lot of noise during a verrrrryyyy sllllloooooowwwww news week. People don't care as long as the roads get plowed.