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We are being set up by Obama! World News Report from a month ago: A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election

 
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We are being set up by Obama! World News Report from a month ago: A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election
This would also prove Obama to be the Antichrist


A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election

The presidential election could be delayed or scrapped altogether if conspiracy theories become predictive and a candidate dies or drops out before Nov. 8. The perhaps equally startling alternative, if there's enough time: Small groups of people hand-picking a replacement pursuant to obscure party rules.

The scenarios have been seriously considered by few outside of the legal community and likely are too morbid for polite discussion in politically mixed company. But prominent law professors have pondered the effects and possible ways to address a late-date vacancy.

"There's nothing in the Constitution which requires a popular election for the electors serving in the Electoral College," says John Nagle, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, meaning the body that officially elects presidents could convene without the general public voting.

"It's up to each state legislature to decide how they want to choose the state's electors," Nagle says. "It may be a situation in which the fact that we have an Electoral College, rather than direct voting for presidential candidates, may prove to be helpful."

Both major parties do have rules for presidential ticket replacements, however, and Congress has the power to change the election date under Article II of the Constitution, which allows federal lawmakers to set dates for the selection of presidential electors and when those electors will vote.

But Congress would be up against a de facto December deadline, as the Constitution's 20th Amendment requires that congressional terms expire Jan. 3 and presidential terms on Jan. 20. Though it's conceivable to split legislative and presidential elections, they generally happen at the same time. And if the entire general election were to be moved after Jan. 3, Congress effectively would have voted themselves out of office.

Yale Law School professor Akhil Reed Amar considers in a 1994 article in the Arkansas Law Review the possibility of a special presidential election being pushed to after Jan. 20, with the speaker of the House serving as acting president until an election could pick "a real president for the remainder of the term." But he tells U.S. News that scenario probably is far-fetched.

Is it possible for the election to be delayed until after Jan. 20, leaving both the offices of president and vice president temporarily vacant? Perhaps, Amar says, but "it wouldn't make sense if it were permissible, given there actually are answers. Why would you ever do that?"

Amar recommends an up to four-week postponement of Election Day if a candidate dies just before voting, or even if there's a major terrorist attack.

The possible last-minute replacement of a candidate attracts some cyclical coverage, but this year the scenario would play out after consistent conjecture about the health of Democrat Hillary Clinton and possible hidden agenda of Republican Donald Trump.

Trump, 70, would be the oldest person elected president, but his health has received less coverage over the election cycle than apparently unfounded speculation he will drop out. Clinton, 69 in October, would be the second oldest president-elect, months younger than Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Although Clinton's coughs and stumbling have earned speculative headlines on the news-driving Drudge Report, her doctor, Lisa Bardack, said she "is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve." Trump physician Harold Bornstein, meanwhile, wrote he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."


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Re: We are being set up by Obama! World News Report from a month ago: A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election
Are top Democrats willing to risk relying on a Joe Biden or a Tim Kaine to go up against Donald Trump at the last minute, or will they attempt to suspend or delay the election outright, using Hillary Clinton’s ill health as justification?
Comment from Alex Jones: “This is truly over the top history unfolding in front of us. Like a Greek tragedy, the corrupt establishment figurehead Hillary, who openly stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders, is now physically disintegrating and the facade of the dinosaur media is trying to prop her up – not realizing that they are immolating themselves in the flames of their own deception.”
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Re: We are being set up by Obama! World News Report from a month ago: A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election
So if Jill Stein gets sick or dies before November 8th, will we postpone the election?
Don't listen to me.
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Re: We are being set up by Obama! World News Report from a month ago: A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election
So if Jill Stein gets sick or dies before November 8th, will we postpone the election?
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that's a very good question
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Re: We are being set up by Obama! World News Report from a month ago: A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election
If the Dems could sub out Joe Biden for Hillary at this point they would win the election for sure. It would be a huge sigh of relief to leftists all over the country/world to be able to replace Hillary with literally anybody. She is a deeply damaged candidate, and even if you hate Joe Biden (let's face it, you probably do), his numbers are like twenty-five points higher than hers.
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Re: We are being set up by Obama! World News Report from a month ago: A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election
So if Jill Stein gets sick or dies before November 8th, will we postpone the election?
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Good point!

What applies to the DNC and the RNC should apply to all parties.
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