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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by dbcook, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. dbcook

    dbcook TS Member

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    i have a hypothetical qustion i would like to know the answer to. this late in a presidential election.what would happen if one of the pres.nominess was incapacitated or worse by a heart attack, or an accident or by many other things that could happen. who would become that partys nominee? would it be the vice pres. nominee? would it be the person who finished 2nd in the primaries? would the general election have to be postponed? thanks dwain
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yes, so if McCain has a heart attack from an age related condition or Obama has a heart attack from heart disease due to his smoking, then Palin or Biden would likely be the nominees. There is no law for this, and no doubt the two parties would have to ratify it.
     
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    Wednesday, 8 November 2000

    Citizens of Missouri have elected a dead man to the Senate, choosing Governor Mel Carnahan - who was killed three weeks ago in a plane crash - over Republican incumbent John Ashcroft. Carnahan's widow had agreed to take her husband's place.

    The crash occurred too late to revise the ballot. No one had ever posthumously won election to the Senate, though voters on at least three occasions sent deceased candidates to the House.
     
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