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Fri Oct 2, 2020, 07:56 AM

So what the fuck happens to the election?!? Genuinely confused/scared

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Reply So what the fuck happens to the election?!? Genuinely confused/scared (Original post)
Alpeduez21 Oct 2020 OP
SoonerPride Oct 2020 #1
Laelth Oct 2020 #40
Statistical Oct 2020 #2
themaguffin Oct 2020 #3
beachbumbob Oct 2020 #6
still_one Oct 2020 #12
Alpeduez21 Oct 2020 #19
beachbumbob Oct 2020 #4
still_one Oct 2020 #15
AkFemDem Oct 2020 #5
bearsfootball516 Oct 2020 #7
Maeve Oct 2020 #8
still_one Oct 2020 #18
Vogon_Glory Oct 2020 #9
LeftInTX Oct 2020 #10
redstatebluegirl Oct 2020 #11
DFW Oct 2020 #17
obamanut2012 Oct 2020 #13
soothsayer Oct 2020 #16
Renew Deal Oct 2020 #22
Codeine Oct 2020 #24
Renew Deal Oct 2020 #27
Codeine Oct 2020 #28
Renew Deal Oct 2020 #32
Alpeduez21 Oct 2020 #38
Codeine Oct 2020 #14
Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #21
Renew Deal Oct 2020 #20
Alpeduez21 Oct 2020 #25
Renew Deal Oct 2020 #30
obamanut2012 Oct 2020 #34
pwb Oct 2020 #23
Codeine Oct 2020 #26
LisaL Oct 2020 #29
Alpeduez21 Oct 2020 #31
DeminPennswoods Oct 2020 #33
Smickey Oct 2020 #35
Alpeduez21 Oct 2020 #36
Smickey Oct 2020 #39
LisaL Oct 2020 #37

Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 07:58 AM

1. Nothing. It goes on as planned. I already voted!

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 09:04 AM

40. +1 n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 07:58 AM

2. It goes on. Well technically it already started but there will be no change to election day

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 07:59 AM

3. Jesus Fucking Christ, why would something happen to the election?

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Response to themaguffin (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:00 AM

6. basic poor understanding of Civics by majority of people

 

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:08 AM

12. I think some people are concerned that they may try some tactic to over-reach the

Constitution, and try to delay the election hoping this goes to the SC, and that the court will rule for them

If that happened, there is absolutely no justification for the SC to delay the election

The Constitution makes it very clear when the election is, and when the winner of that election MUST be sworn in




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Response to still_one (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:11 AM

19. This is my concern. Repuke shenanigans

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:00 AM

4. CIVICS 101

 

this has ZERO impact on election going forward BUT NOW a new factor of full panic in trump voting base as the emperor;s new clothes are ripped off and the fearless leaders tough man dismissive attitude to COVID and safety is all reveal for what it is. So trump voters gotta thing, how do we vote> We being told mail in not safe and not in person voting has risk they have all dismissed as well

GLORIOUS

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:10 AM

15. If trump's condition goes down hill, Pence will take over

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:00 AM

5. Nothing. Despite what he says

Trump doesnít actually get to control that.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:01 AM

7. Literally nothing happens.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:02 AM

8. Chill. It doesn't matter if he is sick or even dies, the election will continue

Instead, celebrate no more rallies!

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Response to Maeve (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:11 AM

18. If he cannot perform his duties then Pence takes his place

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:03 AM

9. Chill out. As long as we've got Joe And Kamala, we're good

If Donnie flat-lines between now and Election Day, the Republican have Mike Pence and a vacancy.

I suspect that Joe and Kamala would do very well against Father Pence.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:06 AM

10. Nothing

We've had sick presidents run for reelection before.

Also Covid 19 is temporary.
Wilbur Ross had it and did fine.

Trump has the best doctors.

His in person campaign events will be put on hold. (That's the good part!)

Unfortunately, even if he dies his name will still be on the ballot in almost every jurisdiction.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:08 AM

11. His "illness" controls the narrative until election day.

Keeps Proud boys and dirty tricks off the front page. Mission accomplished. Until I see a test done by an independent doctor and lab I remain skeptical.

I do not want them to have it, I hope they recover if they do, I just do not believe anything that comes out of this White House.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:10 AM

17. Not even

Unless one of them gets so ill with Corona symptoms, it's old news.
Was this prophetic or what:

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:08 AM

13. Just stop the scacremongering and misonformation

Nothing happens.

Good grief. This is at least the fifth one of these I've today.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:10 AM

16. Well I get people freaking out

Best to lay these fears to rest even if itís one at a time

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:16 AM

22. If we're getting this here, imagine what the public thinks.

I think we need to get informed to help people out.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:17 AM

24. How on earth are people confused by this?

 

This is shit children learn in school.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #24)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:20 AM

27. That was a long time ago for many people.

And you know that people donít pay attention. Also, the scenario of a president dying 45 days before or after an election is pretty specific.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #27)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:21 AM

28. Hey, I'm fifty years old.

 

Last edited Fri Oct 2, 2020, 09:12 AM - Edit history (1)

It was forever ago for me too, but here we are. . .

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Response to Codeine (Reply #28)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:26 AM

32. Yes we are. It was going to happen eventually.

Weíll see if this is the time.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:38 AM

38. It's not that simple

if this were for any other office it's clear b/c we vote for a specific person. Constitutionally, in a presidential election we vote for electors who then choose the president. The SC has ruled electors are beholden to pick the popular vote candidate. If that candidate is incapable of holding office it is unclear how beholden the electors are. There is a very large gray area for repukes, state legislators, and Barr to really mess things up. I don't have the confidence that repukes won't blow through that gray area that you seem to have.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:09 AM

14. You didn't go to high school?

 

What do you think happens? Thereís an election, like always.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:15 AM

21. Precisely

I continue to be amazed by the lack of basic understanding of Civics and our Constitution. I would have hoped that folks posting on a political forum would be more informed and have at least read the Constitution.

I find this all exceptionally sad.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:14 AM

20. Technically, nothing changes

The election goes on. Citizens happily vote for electors whether they know it or not. Things get crazy if Trump dies, especially if he wins. If he has the majority of electors, they need to choose someone with a majority. If they canít, it goes on as if no one reaches 270.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:17 AM

25. That is the scary part

I understand that a live lazy lying steaming pile hump on the ballot won't change anything but an incapacitated or dead one? That is the clarity I'm seeking but there really doesn't seem to be a clear path.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Reply #25)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:23 AM

30. It's not 100% clear.

But if Trump wins 270+, 270 of them have to vote for the same person some day in December. If they canít reach 270, itís the same as no one getting a majority on Election Day.

If the president-elect dies after electors vote, the VP becomes president on 1/20. In theory, the electors could vote for the dead guy and let this happen, though Iíd have to see if the constitution allows it.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #30)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:29 AM

34. No, you are right

Pence would then be President. IF Trump won the GE then died.



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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:16 AM

23. The Constitution explains it all.

No worries.

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Response to pwb (Reply #23)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:18 AM

26. It amazes me how few people actually read

 

that short and important document.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:22 AM

29. Nothing happens to the election.

The show must go on. Go out there and vote.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #29)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:25 AM

31. My mail in ballot is already at the election office.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:28 AM

33. Nothing happens, it goes on as scheduled

Just go vote.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:30 AM

35. Has Pence been tested? n/t

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Response to Smickey (Reply #35)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:33 AM

36. it's been reported he tested negative

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Reply #36)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:41 AM

39. Thanks.

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Response to Smickey (Reply #35)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:34 AM

37. Yep. He is clean.

NT

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