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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:32 PM

If Trump resigns and Pence takes over for a few months, is Pence 46 and then

Biden is 47th President of the United States?

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Reply If Trump resigns and Pence takes over for a few months, is Pence 46 and then (Original post)
phylny Nov 2020 OP
Laelth Nov 2020 #1
OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2020 #2
Statistical Nov 2020 #3
phylny Nov 2020 #4
regnaD kciN Nov 2020 #5
58Sunliner Nov 2020 #6
regnaD kciN Nov 2020 #7
TlalocW Nov 2020 #8
phylny Nov 2020 #9
NameAlreadyTaken Nov 2020 #10
wishstar Nov 2020 #14
keithbvadu2 Nov 2020 #11
Princess Turandot Nov 2020 #12
OnDoutside Nov 2020 #13

Response to phylny (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:34 PM

1. Yep. That's how I would count it. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:34 PM

2. He becomes the bag of shit handler #2. Like Jerry Ford.

That's his legacy. Except he doesn't get to be President.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:34 PM

3. Yes.

If the 25th is used to grant Pence Presidential powers he does not become the 46th President but if Trump leaves office by impeachment, resigning, or death then Pence would become the 46th President even if it is for a short period.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:35 PM

4. Thanks everyone!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:38 PM

5. Yes.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:38 PM

6. What a horrible thought. Do they have to share a book cubicle?

I mean library.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:40 PM

7. It would be interesting...

...because we’d have two straight POTUSs who never won the popular vote. That’s never happened before.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:41 PM

8. I remember people joking in 2016

That Obama should resign the day before his last day and make Joe #45 so that the Trump would have to reprint a lot of their merchandise.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:43 PM

9. Now THAT'S funny!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:49 PM

10. 47 keeps popping up

Romney's 47% remark
Didn't Hillary say something about 47% too?
Biden's 47 years of service

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Response to NameAlreadyTaken (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 07:02 AM

14. Sounded like Steve Schmidt called Biden our 47th President yesterday

he said it casually with no clarification so I couldn't tell if he just misspoke or said it deliberately.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:58 PM

11. It's just sooooooooooo confusing.

It's just sooooooooooo confusing.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 03:41 AM

12. He would be the 46th...

Under the Constitution, Ford became the 38th POTUS at the moment that Nixon's resignation went into effect. That "instantaneous" assumption of the office is the entire designated purpose of the VP (any Senate duties aside) job.

Some Lt. Governor in NYS once quipped that his day consisted of being woken by his alarm clock at 8:15AM, at which time he would call the Governor's office. Upon hearing the latter's voice, he would go right back to sleep.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 06:58 AM

13. I think it's a very live possibility that Trump resigns the day before Inauguration Day, in return

for Pence pardoning him and his gang. Then Pence could turn up at the Inauguration and would get to fly off in the chopper.

What I would LOVE to see are Dems like Maxine, Ted, Adam etc stoke up the notion that Trump MUST be investigated for FEDERAL crimes, which would stoke him along to doing just that.

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