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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:59 AM

So, say Mittens gets pulled off-stage by a long hook due to a proven felony (perjury), what next?

A new date is set for the election and Republican primaries all over again?

Sanatorium gets the nomination by default because he lasted longest against Dim-Wit-Mitt?

He's actually immune because he's a Presidential candidate?

Something else?

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Reply So, say Mittens gets pulled off-stage by a long hook due to a proven felony (perjury), what next? (Original post)
Turborama Oct 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2012 #1
closeupready Oct 2012 #8
fleur-de-lisa Oct 2012 #2
Warren Stupidity Oct 2012 #3
JustAnotherGen Oct 2012 #4
CanonRay Oct 2012 #5
randome Oct 2012 #6
drm604 Oct 2012 #7
cali Oct 2012 #9
Turborama Oct 2012 #10
regnaD kciN Oct 2012 #11

Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:01 PM

1. Nothing will happen.

Felonies are OK when Republicans commit them. They will proceed as if nothing happened.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:04 PM

8. This.

End of thread.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:02 PM

2. They go with Ryan and some stooge as his running mate . . .

doesn't matter who.

A lot of conspiracy theorists have thought this would be the case all along. I don't know if this can be accomplished legally though. Is there any precedence?

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:03 PM

3. There is no defined process.

A dead person could be elected.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:03 PM

4. The Velveteen Ocelot nailed it

This doesn't matter . . . It will sink to the bottom of the news pile because well - Romney is a Wealthy Republican. So it's AOK for them.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:03 PM

5. I'm guessing the Statute of Limitations is long past

so forget about any prosecution. Probably never happen even if it was within the statute. Probably nothing will happen. We know he's a liar already. The Rethugs know it too, and don't care.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:04 PM

6. It's only a felony if someone files charges.

Why no one did before this is a puzzle.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:04 PM

7. The election can't be rescheduled.

I don't think they could even take his name off the ballots at this point. The election will continue as scheduled and if, sadly, Romney were to win, he would be sworn in as President.

I suppose the Republican electors could vote for someone else at the electoral college, but I don't see that happening.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:07 PM

9. fantasy. there isn't a trial scheduled. he hasn't been charged with a felony

stop the delusional shit. It's so unhealthy.

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Response to cali (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:10 PM

10. It's a thought experiment

Thanks for your input.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:11 PM

11. Nothing

He can't be taken off the ballot now. Besides, perjury takes time to prove in court.

If the charges are substantial, and Romney loses, the Massachusetts attorney general would decide whether to pursue it further. If he wins, he becomes President. Since the precedent set by the Watergate grand jury is that a sitting President can't be indicted, the only recourse would be impeachment proceedings -- but, with a Republican House, such proceedings would surely go nowhere. The end result would simply be that we had a POTUS under a cloud for at least the next four years...which would not be good for the country.

The one possible exception, in a Romney-wins scenario, would be if he were to be indicted before the electors met, and the charges were so serious that it looked like his guilt was a foregone conclusion. In that unlikely event, though, since the Republicans would control 270 EV or more, they'd probably all just elect Ryan as POTUS instead, and let him appoint a V.P.

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