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

by Steven Nelson | USNews.com  |  published on August 31, 2016


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.

  • Belinda Duras

    delay it yes very much so, eliminate it nah that’s not happening. this farce of a gop event joke of the tramp never should have been allowed to get this far. the death of course is of the thing with the brain tumor. and the group which isn’t small is All of real Christian America picking an actual Word Christian this time not the pathetic still liberturd pos don the lying tramp. Oh Yes prayers DO avail much when ridding America of TWO evils. you betcha!

  • Robert Robertson

    No law exists of which I am aware that requires participants from any party in a presidental election. If a major party candidate dies during the campaign that does not stop the election process. Depending on state ballot deadline requirements another candidate could be put before the people by that party.

    • Rodney Steward

      Can’t put much stock in Notre Dame, a school that embraces the PC world, and now has a socialist Pope!

  • Walter Flatt

    NOW ALL THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA NEED TO DO IS TO GIVE THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE MEETING TO SET UP A DEATH TRAP FOR TRUMP.

    FROM A KOREAN WAR VET 51/53, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT BUT NOT A ZOMBI, AND A CHRISTIAN.

    THE GOVERNMENT PASSED A LAW IN 1952 BARRING ALL MUSLIMS NONE IS HERE LEGALLY AND THAT INCLUDE OBAMA A PROFESSED MUSLIM.

    IS HILLIARY ON DOPE? GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015, NO AMERICAN, REGARDLESS IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, INDEPENDENT, CHRISTIAN, COP, VETERN, SOLDIER, HOW COULD YPU POSSIBLE THINK SHE WOULD BE BEST FOR OUR COUNTRY.

    HAS HILLARY AND OBAMA, KERRY, SOROS, AND THE BIASED MEDIA, SET THE USA UP FOR A MUSLIM INVASION? IF NOT, YOU SHOULD READ THE WHYS BELOW AND DECIDE YOURSELF.

    COAT YOUR BULLETS WITH PIG GREASE OR BLOOD AND LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT ANY MUSLIM KILLED WILL BE BURIED WITH PIG PARTS.

    WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CAROLYN WALKER IN AS JUDGE IN THE 7TH MUNICIPAL DISTRICT IN BROOKLING USING THE QURAN. SHE SHOULD BE RECALLED IMMEDIATELLY.

    WHY ARE THEIR 5 MUSLIM CAMPS ONE AT FAIRFAX, FALLS CH, RED HOUSE, MEHERRIN, BETHANY VA. ARE THEY TO INVADE WASH.DC? YOU SHOULD FIND OUT.

    WHY IS THE TAX PAYER FORCED TO FEED AND CLOTH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO KILL US.

    IF YOU WANT A LIST OF THE TOWNS THEY ARE CLOSE TO, CONTACT ME.

    SINCE OUR TROOPS ARE NOT ARMED, YOU CAN TAKE 100 WELL ARMED PEOPLE THAT WANT TO KILL US & TAKE ANY MILITARY BASE IN THIS COUNTRY.

    BETTER WAKE UP & ALLOW OUR TROOPS TO CARRY LOADED GUNS. TODAY OUR CAMPS ARE A FREE KILLING ZONE.

    WHY DO YOU THINK THE MUSLIM MAJOR KILLED SO MANY IN TEXAS & HE IS STILL LIVING???.WHY?

    I CALLED AND VERIFIED THE MUSLIM CAMP CLOSE TO FT. CAMPBELL & A LADY VERIFIED THE FEMA CAMP WITH ARMED GUARDS IN EAST KY. AND THE ONE IN SHAWNEE NATIONAL FORREST IN SOUTHERN ILL. FOR GODS SAKE AND OUR COUNTRY WAKE UP.

    WHY GIVE 5 TERRIOSTS FOR ONE TRAITOR. FOLKS IT GOES ON & ON, WAKE UP AMERICA.

    WHY GIVE 150 BILLION AND ANOTHER 400 MILLION TO IRAN TO FUND A HYDROGEN BOMB, AND TERRIOST?

    WHY STOP THE SHIPMENT OF PLANES & TANKS TO EGYPT WHEN THEIR ARMY KICKED THE RADICALS OUT. I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF WHYS, AND THERE ARE MORE, SUCH AS,

    WHY IS OBAMA & HILLARY TRYING TO BRING IN 160 THOUSAND MUSLIMS?

    WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS

    WHY DID THEY TRY & BUY UP ALL AMM0

    WHY HAS OUR GOVERNMENT BUILT A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE. IS IT TO HOUSE MUSLIMS FOR THE TAX PAYER TO FEED?

    WHY HAS THIS GOVERNMENT ALLOWED 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE USA & ONE 9 MILES OVER IN MEXICO, FIVE ARE IN NORTH VIRGINIA. COULD IT BE TO TAKE WASHINGTON?

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES. COULD THIS BE THE REASON THEY WANT OPEN BORDERS. IS SHE ON DOPE? HOW CAN ANY CHRISTIAN, VET OR COP VOTE FOR ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

    VOTE DONALD TRUMP TO STOP THIS INSANE DESTROYING OF AMERICA.

  • Walter Flatt

    PRAY FOR TRUMPS SAFE RETURN.

    • Anouk

      AMEN!

  • Walter Flatt

    FROM A KOREAN WAR VET 51/53, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT BUT NOT A ZOMBI, AND A CHRISTIAN.

    THE GOVERNMENT PASSED A LAW IN 1952 BARRING ALL MUSLIMS NONE IS HERE LEGALLY AND THAT INCLUDE OBAMA A PROFESSED MUSLIM.

    IS HILLIARY ON DOPE? GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015, NO AMERICAN, REGARDLESS IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, INDEPENDENT, CHRISTIAN, COP, VETERN, SOLDIER, HOW COULD YPU POSSIBLE THINK SHE WOULD BE BEST FOR OUR COUNTRY.

    HAS HILLARY AND OBAMA, KERRY, SOROS, AND THE BIASED MEDIA, SET THE USA UP FOR A MUSLIM INVASION? IF NOT, YOU SHOULD READ THE WHYS BELOW AND DECIDE YOURSELF.

    COAT YOUR BULLETS WITH PIG GREASE OR BLOOD AND LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT ANY MUSLIM KILLED WILL BE BURIED WITH PIG PARTS.

    WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CAROLYN WALKER IN AS JUDGE IN THE 7TH MUNICIPAL DISTRICT IN BROOKLING USING THE QURAN. SHE SHOULD BE RECALLED IMMEDIATELLY.

    WHY ARE THEIR 5 MUSLIM CAMPS ONE AT FAIRFAX, FALLS CH, RED HOUSE, MEHERRIN, BETHANY VA. ARE THEY TO INVADE WASH.DC? YOU SHOULD FIND OUT.

    WHY IS THE TAX PAYER FORCED TO FEED AND CLOTH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO KILL US.

    IF YOU WANT A LIST OF THE TOWNS THEY ARE CLOSE TO, CONTACT ME.

    SINCE OUR TROOPS ARE NOT ARMED, YOU CAN TAKE 100 WELL ARMED PEOPLE THAT WANT TO KILL US & TAKE ANY MILITARY BASE IN THIS COUNTRY.

    BETTER WAKE UP & ALLOW OUR TROOPS TO CARRY LOADED GUNS. TODAY OUR CAMPS ARE A FREE KILLING ZONE.

    WHY DO YOU THINK THE MUSLIM MAJOR KILLED SO MANY IN TEXAS & HE IS STILL LIVING???.WHY?

    I CALLED AND VERIFIED THE MUSLIM CAMP CLOSE TO FT. CAMPBELL & A LADY VERIFIED THE FEMA CAMP WITH ARMED GUARDS IN EAST KY. AND THE ONE IN SHAWNEE NATIONAL FORREST IN SOUTHERN ILL. FOR GODS SAKE AND OUR COUNTRY WAKE UP.

    WHY GIVE 5 TERRIOSTS FOR ONE TRAITOR. FOLKS IT GOES ON & ON, WAKE UP AMERICA.

    WHY GIVE 150 BILLION AND ANOTHER 400 MILLION TO IRAN TO FUND A HYDROGEN BOMB, AND TERRIOST?

    WHY STOP THE SHIPMENT OF PLANES & TANKS TO EGYPT WHEN THEIR ARMY KICKED THE RADICALS OUT. I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF WHYS, AND THERE ARE MORE, SUCH AS,

    WHY IS OBAMA & HILLARY TRYING TO BRING IN 160 THOUSAND MUSLIMS?

    WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS

    WHY DID THEY TRY & BUY UP ALL AMM0

    WHY HAS OUR GOVERNMENT BUILT A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE. IS IT TO HOUSE MUSLIMS FOR THE TAX PAYER TO FEED?

    WHY HAS THIS GOVERNMENT ALLOWED 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE USA & ONE 9 MILES OVER IN MEXICO, FIVE ARE IN NORTH VIRGINIA. COULD IT BE TO TAKE WASHINGTON?

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES. COULD THIS BE THE REASON THEY WANT OPEN BORDERS. IS SHE ON DOPE? HOW CAN ANY CHRISTIAN, VET OR COP VOTE FOR ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

    VOTE DONALD TRUMP TO STOP THIS INSANE DESTROYING OF AMERICA.

  • justinwachin

    When one presidential candidate is 69 and the other is 70, this sort of discussion is going to occur. Perhaps age should have been more of a consideration by each party as they chose their standard bearer.

    If something should happen to Donald or Hillary it would make sense to me to have the vice president move up to the top position and select a new VP candidate. At this stage in the election, moving Ted Cruz or Bernie Sanders into the position as their party’s nominee would likely be a losing effort.

  • Tiger

    So then O used H who he knew one foot in the dirt nap and her other end up O’s backside so he can stay in office. Word is already out with doctors confirming it she is a ticking time bomb. Easy enough to do her in isn’t it and nobody would think anything of it. Even if they did our gutless wonders with no hanglows wouldn’t do a thing.

    Won’t fly you want Revolution, with the mood I am hearing from people all over America nope.

    • Sara

      You mean the apathy? The lack of juevos (hang lows)? I don’t think the masses will wake up until they’re at the door.

      • Tiger

        Which won’t take long. Never does when the foot this far in the door.

        Yes LOLOL juevos hang lows.

  • johnny be good

    Say Killary expires a day before the election and Obama declares martial law? No wonder the Kleptocrats did not prosecute Killary. Killary will “conveniently” die that day before the election. Does even Killary know this?

    That the Kleppies will stop at nothing to keep power takes on a special meaning now, doesn’t it?

    Not so LOL anymore.

    • Sara

      I’m sure there are multiple scenarios being war games, none good.

      • johnny be good

        True.. and a most interesting situation. Killary looks terrible, has a bad history, visible to all — no matter what her Dr. may say. Trump not so much.

        Thanks for your comment.

  • Sara

    Too many prominent figures have been silenced. It’s time for the military to step in, especially in the untimely death of a candidate. Who could deny if you stand up, you get dead seems to be a clear pattern.

    • Rodney Steward

      If Hellary goes in, there will be a dead people everywhere!

      • Sara

        There will be dead people either way don’t you think? I wanna laugh, but it’s not funny. The most worrisome part is the apathy of some people who seem to think everything is just fund. Even the Sanders supporters seem to already have forgotten their votes didn’t count. That makes us a quasi republic at the very best. What is WRONG with people? Why do they not see what’s at stake?

        • Rodney Steward

          They’re overcome by the PC world, brainwashed, out of sight out of mind! This is what opened my eyes at how long our schools have really been indoctrinating our kids, a lot longer than I thought, and now college is a bad word to me! Learn a trade, there’s jobs for that but none for most of the college brats! I think people just want to block out things in their safe places that’ll get them all killed before its over with!

  • 4grands

    I am thinking……Hillary has been responsible for so many murders, that this msg. is a hint that she may be planning trumps murder…..I surely hope he has lots of secret service helpers. Hillary is an evil person.

    • Elaine Morris

      I never Tweeted EVER until Trump got me the habit. “Please get your own Private Security Team.” As far as Clinton goes? She has done that to herself:
      I am not one to pound on The Bible. This is just too important:
      Expository study of Romans: Kill your sin or it will kill you! … an hour here below exempt from elements and conditions of evil residing not merely …. “but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
      Romans-812-13

  • willr3

    Sounds like a way for obama to stay in power with no election or will of the people. Smells like bad fish to me

    • Elaine Morris

      He has tried to Nuke/EMP us twice. Both time the CIA and Miliary stopped him. ​Here are several articles:
      TOP U.S. GENERALS PURGED, DEFIED OBAMA TO …

      adinakutnicki.com/…/top-u-s-generals-purged-defied-obama-to-detonate…
      Jun 22, 2014 – TOP U.S. GENERALS PURGED, DEFIED OBAMA TO DETONATE NUKE/EMP ATTACK ON AMERICA! … saying that a ‘nuclear attack’ could come to South Carolina in the event that we did not move militarily against Syria and …
      Obama Ousts Top Officers After Nuke Explodes In Ocean …

      http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1714.htm
      Oct 12, 2013 – Obama Ousts Top Officers After Nuke Explodes In Ocean Instead Of … Barack Obama, while in a rage, ousted four of the United States top …
      You’ve visited this page 2 times. Last visit: 6/28/14
      Did Obama Plan to Nuke America This Fall? Or is Jim Garrow

      http://www.dcclothesline.com/…/obama-plan-nuke-america-fall-jim-garrow-co...

      • Rodney Steward

        Obama has gotten rid of all the good Generals and replaced them with his atheists yes men!

    • Sara

      He’s joked about it a few too many times for comfort.

      • Rodney Steward

        Yes he has, he like that big ole house!

        • MyRoseHasTHORNS

          but Michael doesn’t appreciate it

        • Dolores Adams

          O’bummer doesn’t belong there.

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