Should States have elections instead of appt, when a presiding senator leaves the office?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ny_senate_seat Another example is the whole mess in Chicago.... Is it fair to allow the governor to just appts a person to replace another rather than letting the people vote again? A senator won by vote of the people, and to just have a person pick another person to me does not... show more http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ny_senate_seat
Another example is the whole mess in Chicago....

Is it fair to allow the governor to just appts a person to replace another rather than letting the people vote again?

A senator won by vote of the people, and to just have a person pick another person to me does not seem very...Democratic.
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