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bluestarone

(17,176 posts)
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:35 AM Feb 25

Just curious here. (TFG is not looking very well, health wise i mean)

Let's say he strokes out a week before the election. I'm thinking his VP selection would be the new nominee? Plus this new nominee would select their running mate? How would that play out?

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Just curious here. (TFG is not looking very well, health wise i mean) (Original Post) bluestarone Feb 25 OP
I don't think the running mate automatically goes to the top of the ticket. Ocelot II Feb 25 #1
In the next couple weeks means no one Johonny Feb 25 #6
I sort of hope to find out. RandomNumbers Feb 25 #2
It would be interesting. bluestarone Feb 25 #3
The ticket would still be valid on the ballots... getagrip_already Feb 25 #4
Never thought of that. bluestarone Feb 25 #5
Even the GOP wouldn't be stupid enough to run a dead man for office? Irish_Dem Feb 25 #14
They might not have a choice..... getagrip_already Feb 25 #15
Yes if the death is very shortly before Election Day. Irish_Dem Feb 25 #17
Too close to the election and it wouldn't be a choice TheKentuckian Feb 25 #18
It doesn't work that way for our union, gab13by13 Feb 25 #7
Lol i see what you're saying. bluestarone Feb 25 #8
I see him in a nursing facility MOMFUDSKI Feb 25 #9
The sooner the better. Paladin Feb 25 #10
I see him as Brussel sprouts by October. gab13by13 Feb 25 #11
Putin would speak for him usonian Feb 25 #12
A brokered convention limbicnuminousity Feb 25 #13
Then would be too late for another convention ITAL Feb 25 #16
Some places can wrap up elections in - what, six? weeks - wny not here. UTUSN Feb 25 #19

Ocelot II

(116,083 posts)
1. I don't think the running mate automatically goes to the top of the ticket.
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:41 AM
Feb 25

AFAIK the party has to go back and nominate somebody; that person would choose a running mate, not necessarily the original one, and the party would have to accept that ticket. It would be a goat rodeo for sure, since ballots everywhere would have been printed and some people would already have voted. I don't think those early votes would necessarily be given automatically to the new ticket, but I really don't know.

Whatever else happens, though, the situation would be greatly improved if TFG is no longer with us. But he's been looking like crap for a long time, and Satan has yet to call him home.

Johonny

(21,000 posts)
6. In the next couple weeks means no one
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:57 AM
Feb 25

Has enough delegates and many people might jump back in the race.

After the convention, almost certainly the VP pick will be the candidate as the party wouldn't have time or organization to pick anyone else.

After Trump gets enough delegates but before the convention. That is going to be one he'll of a pissing match convention as all these 2nd tier powers bribe delegates for their vote. I assume money and lots of it exchange hands. . .

RandomNumbers

(17,663 posts)
2. I sort of hope to find out.
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:46 AM
Feb 25

As long as whoever they pick to replace him will successfully divide the far right and right-of-center electorate.

He did only get 60% in South Carolina. Some of the 40% of Haley voters will suck it up and vote for him in November. But I bet not all of them.

getagrip_already

(15,050 posts)
4. The ticket would still be valid on the ballots...
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:52 AM
Feb 25

The electoral college votes would tally for the ticket as though he were alive.

When it came time to be sworn in, the vp would be sworn in and become potus.

Just my guess. Alternatively the new speaker of the house would become potus,

getagrip_already

(15,050 posts)
15. They might not have a choice.....
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 02:39 PM
Feb 25

Depending on the timing, there might not be time to replace his name on printed or early/overseas ballots.

Plus, it might actually help with the hardcore magat vote who might not vote for anyone not named trump.

TheKentuckian

(25,035 posts)
18. Too close to the election and it wouldn't be a choice
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 03:29 PM
Feb 25

We'd be the exact same "stupid" is the creek rises.

gab13by13

(21,543 posts)
7. It doesn't work that way for our union,
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 12:03 PM
Feb 25

the Vice president doesn't get to take the president's place before the president is elected. I'm guessing they may have to vote for the dead guy which would be a better choice than if he were still alive.😊

usonian

(10,060 posts)
12. Putin would speak for him
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 12:20 PM
Feb 25

instead of the other way round, which is the current situation.

On edit: Will Musk neuralink him? Odd coincidence there, with the first human case reported.

ITAL

(660 posts)
16. Then would be too late for another convention
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 02:40 PM
Feb 25

Trump dying in late October would mean he'd stay on the ballot for election day. Too late to change everything.

UTUSN

(70,826 posts)
19. Some places can wrap up elections in - what, six? weeks - wny not here.
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 04:06 PM
Feb 25

The whole rot: Get rid of the Electoral College; the years of campaigning and cash; the dead debates ahead of which everybody knows what the candidates claim and which candidate we're voting for.




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