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Mon Jul 10, 2017, 11:47 AM

2. There is no mechanism in the Constitution or election statutes for calling a new election.

The Supreme Court couldn't do it if it wanted to because the Constitution doesn't give them that power. If Trump resigned Pence would become president. Apparently the framers of the Constitution didn't consider the possibility of a fixed presidential election - they delegated the election to electors chosen by the individual states and had the states manage the details of their own election procedures. There would have to be a means for the states to hold recall elections for their electors, and there isn't.

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