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Fri Oct 2, 2020, 01:31 PM

What happens to the election if

trump gets sick for a few weeks ?
Can the rethugs delay the election ?
What happens if he is hospitalized passed election day ?
Could this be his scheme ?

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Reply What happens to the election if (Original post)
Beachnutt Oct 2020 OP
samnsara Oct 2020 #1
calguy Oct 2020 #2
dragonlady Oct 2020 #3
moose65 Oct 2020 #4
PTWB Oct 2020 #5
beachbumbob Oct 2020 #6
Alpeduez21 Oct 2020 #9
beachbumbob Oct 2020 #10
Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #7
Alpeduez21 Oct 2020 #8
Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #11
whttevrr Oct 2020 #12

Response to Beachnutt (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 01:33 PM

1. even dead people have been elected...

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Response to Beachnutt (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 01:34 PM

2. I think the election happens no matter what happens

Was bein discussed on another site I was watching earlier.
I'm sure all the news outlets will have an unending line of "in the know" guests on this week end to tell us all about it.

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Response to Beachnutt (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 01:36 PM

3. Best guess

1. It goes on.
2. No.
3. He is still president unless pronounced unable to fulfill his duties and then Pence becomes acting president.
4. Who knows?

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Response to Beachnutt (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 01:40 PM

4. The Constitution explicitly says that Trump's term ends on January 20

That canít be changed or postponed except by a constitutional amendment. States have the power to delay elections, but they canít postpone them forever. If January 20 comes and goes with no new President, then we will say hello to President Pelosi.

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Response to Beachnutt (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 01:41 PM

5. He could be dead and still win the election.

It has happened before, more than once.

Vote!!

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Response to Beachnutt (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 01:44 PM

6. CIVICS 101

 

election goes on, people vote for the electors assigned to the candidates. If somehow a candidate should die, the respective DNC or RNC names a replacement. Hypothetically if trump dies, and wins the election, the RNC CAN ASSIGN the presidency. How do you like that?? Would they name PUTIN??? LOL

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 01:56 PM

9. That is precisely why the scary potentials are freaking people out.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 01:58 PM

10. makes more democratic voters by the second

 

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Response to Beachnutt (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 01:46 PM

7. I continue to be amazed at the lack of knowledge

Of how our system works.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 01:55 PM

8. I posted a similar question to the OP

I got a lot of lazy answers like yours. I think your apparent understanding of basic civics is what shows a lack of knowledge. It is not as simple as merely voting for a person when it comes to presidential elections. For any other office votes are cast for a specific person. In the case of presidential elections one votes for electors who choose the president. If the candidate they are supposed to choose is dead or incapacitated can they pick anyone they want? This could become a very messy constitutional issue that goes WAY beyond whatever you learned in Schoolhouse Rock.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 02:00 PM

11. I continue to be amazed at the lack of understanding

Of junior high civics.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 02:19 PM

12. The average American reads at the 7th- to 8th-grade level.

It's obvious the literacy in civics is lower.

https://www.wyliecomm.com/2019/03/us-literacy-rate/
The average American reads at the 7th- to 8th-grade level.
ó The Literacy Project [2]

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