The presidential election could be delayed or canceled if a candidate like Hillary Clinton dies or drops out before Nov. 8th and Obama could just stay! WHAT??
With Hillary’s continuing health problems looking more serious every day. what would happen if she got to a point where she could not continue?
The situation could actually eliminate the election!
US News and World Report:
“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.”
With as crazy as this election season has been, both primary and general, it is not unconscionable that it could get nuttier! Absolutely none of the predictions have come true! Surely predicting we will have an outcome November 8th could be at risk as well.
Obama recently said that he was not quitting, that he was being forced out! I am sure he would like nothing more than to stay a bit longer and continue some of that delusional change he believes in.
But really now…What difference does it make?
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