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Fri Oct 7, 2016, 10:11 PM

NYT reporter: GOP officials meeting in DC to discuss options

Source tells me RNC officials are meeting in DC to discuss what options the party has going forward in case Trump isn't nominee.

https://twitter.com/Yamiche/status/784564766211727360


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Source also says that RNC officials likely can't oust Trump from the ticket and that Trump would likely have to quit on his own.

https://twitter.com/Yamiche/status/784565272464064512


He won't quit, will he? I don't think he will. They certainly should NOT get a fresh faced do-over

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 10:12 PM

1. I sure hope he stays in

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 10:16 PM

3. I know me too

I don't think they can replace him at this point. Isn't late to get a new person on the ballots

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Response to bmstee01 (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 10:18 PM

7. Trump would have to drop out, then the RNC would need to find a replacement. The ballots cannot be

changed, but they could organize a write-in, unless there is someway they could say the Trump/Pence ballot should represent whoever the rnc would appoint. I would think that wouldn't be legal




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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 10:13 PM

2. trump is the least likely person on the planet to quit voluntarily.

they'd have to offer him something seriously compelling.

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 10:19 PM

9. Yeah, I remember he threatened to run indy if they were mean to him.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 10:17 PM

4. They really only have two options.

1. Lose

2. Lose more.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 10:17 PM

5. Constitutional Chaos, litigation, hand wringing, & almost certainly Hillary victory (no guarantee)

What happens if a U.S. presidential candidate withdraws (or dies) before the election is over?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/09/14/what-happens-if-a-u-s-presidential-candidate-withdraws-or-dies-before-the-election-is-over/

Presumably the elector would like to vote for the person the {***} Party has chosen to replace its nominee and does so. If state law prohibits that, is the state law unconstitutional? Is Congress obligated to accept this vote?

Any final thoughts or recommendations for where people can go to learn more about this topic?

There should not be this much uncertainty about such momentous questions, even if the events involved are low-probability events. The political parties need to clarify their rules after this election. Congress should consider legislation to resolve some of the remaining uncertainties.

For more information, see the article “Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Death: Closing the Constitution’s Succession Gap” by Akhil Reed Amar.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 10:18 PM

6. I'm sure Reince Priebus is leading the discussion

with his far-reaching and vision. When the going gets rough, the mediocre panic.

Ok, we'll need a list of names to replace Trump at the top of the ticket.

How about Cliven Bundy?

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 10:19 PM

8. IMO, I don't think he'll quit

It's a matter of "pride"

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 10:20 PM

10. Oh, please. They'll just remind themselves that

Trump has 57% of the male vote, and move on.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 10:21 PM

11. I'll bet Ted Cruz is frantically pacing a hallway somewhere mumbling to himself "now think" nt

 

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