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Kennah

(14,256 posts)
Sat Nov 25, 2023, 05:39 PM Nov 2023

Here's what happens if Donald Trump dies while running in the 2024 presidential election

https://www.businessinsider.com/if-donald-trump-dies-presidential-election-republican-candidates-2023-11

Former President Donald Trump is far and away the Republican frontrunner heading into the 2024 election.
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If Trump dies while seeking reelection, a few different things could happen, depending on when he dies and how close it is to Election Day.
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If Trump died during primary season — which ends in mid-June — some states may postpone their scheduled primaries.

There's some precedent for this; at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than a dozen states postponed their primaries or expanded vote-by-mail options.

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First things first, I'll wake up drunk in a field if this happens. From my youth, I can lose upwards of 12-16 hours without remembering all that happened. So long as this doesn't happen on November 4, I should be good. However, I'll commit to signing and returning my mail-in ballot upon receipt.

The RNC would almost certainly meet, or try to meet, to nominate a new candidate. A week out, the chaos would be glorious if Trump dropped dead. A month out, I suspect they could meet, but would it have any impact? Two months out, definitely would meet and it might have an impact.

In terms of the various state laws, blue states would like not rush to change anything. Red states would. Purple swing states? That will be critical, methinks, to there being any chance at the GOOP mounting a switch.

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Here's what happens if Donald Trump dies while running in the 2024 presidential election (Original Post) Kennah Nov 2023 OP
Is this in addition to people dancing in the streets with happiness? LOL patricia92243 Nov 2023 #1
I suspect there'll be video of me dancing then falling down drunk Kennah Nov 2023 #2
Clothed or natural? Chainfire Nov 2023 #4
I'll have to wait for the video to know Kennah Nov 2023 #6
Everyone's 1st thought for sure Bristlecone Nov 2023 #13
People have been known to vote for a dead candidate. Just sayin'... Hekate Nov 2023 #3
I voted for one--a Dem, of course.... lastlib Nov 2023 #17
Stop teasing me, it's cruel. nt intrepidity Nov 2023 #5
My face hurts H2O Man Nov 2023 #11
the consitution does not specify a president has to alive nt msongs Nov 2023 #7
How was it handled when Robert Kennedy was killed? Emile Nov 2023 #8
He wasn't the Democratic Party's nominee when he was killed. nt CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2023 #12
Some Kennedy delegates swung their votes to George McGovern in 1968 Captain Zero Nov 2023 #22
A national day of celebration, I would think. Yeah, some would be bitterly disappointed at his death, SWBTATTReg Nov 2023 #9
Besides all the parties and parades Ocelot II Nov 2023 #10
The answer I was hoping to hear was.... lastlib Nov 2023 #14
i will be doing my godzilla happy dance AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 #15
GQP would try "Second Term Not at Bernie's". PufPuf23 Nov 2023 #16
The whole world celebrates for 2 months except 35 % of Americans Tribetime Nov 2023 #18
I've always wondered... WarGamer Nov 2023 #19
I would probably break my wrist, at the very least EYESORE 9001 Nov 2023 #20
Happiness republianmushroom Nov 2023 #21

Chainfire

(17,530 posts)
4. Clothed or natural?
Sat Nov 25, 2023, 06:06 PM
Nov 2023

I can not think of any death that I ever really celebrated. Some, brought a smirk to my face, and many I was indifferent to. But I do believe that I would party on the news of Trump's departure.

Hekate

(90,645 posts)
3. People have been known to vote for a dead candidate. Just sayin'...
Sat Nov 25, 2023, 06:02 PM
Nov 2023

However I’d be very happy to have the defendant gone, and to chide the heartbroken Evangelicals by reminding them that this, too, is their Gawd’s will.

lastlib

(23,213 posts)
17. I voted for one--a Dem, of course....
Sat Nov 25, 2023, 07:12 PM
Nov 2023

Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan was the Dem candidate for US Senate when he was killed in a plane crash, just a few weeks before the general election. His name could not be taken off the ballot at that time, and the election went on as if he was still alive. He (thankfully) defeated Sen. John As*croft, and his widow, Jean Carnahan, was appointed to his seat until a special election was held in 2002. She lost that election to Jim Talent(less).

Captain Zero

(6,802 posts)
22. Some Kennedy delegates swung their votes to George McGovern in 1968
Sat Nov 25, 2023, 10:20 PM
Nov 2023

after RF Kennedy was assassinated. But his delegates were free to support who they wanted out of whom was left. Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, & McGovern movement to hold the delegates as a block.

Humphrey was nominated at the convention, which featured a police riot against the anti-war protestors in the streets of Chicago where the convention was held.

SWBTATTReg

(22,112 posts)
9. A national day of celebration, I would think. Yeah, some would be bitterly disappointed at his death,
Sat Nov 25, 2023, 06:49 PM
Nov 2023

but who cares? They have been wanting all Democrats to be harmed and / or dead anyways. Fair is fair.

lastlib

(23,213 posts)
14. The answer I was hoping to hear was....
Sat Nov 25, 2023, 07:03 PM
Nov 2023

...that he takes the repuglikan party down to Hell with him. Guess it's too much to hope for.....

WarGamer

(12,436 posts)
19. I've always wondered...
Sat Nov 25, 2023, 08:59 PM
Nov 2023

When Rush Limbaugh was in his last months... really ill...

I thought out loud, Why don't rich people with lots of enemies just disappear?

Imagine the fun Limbaugh could have had by disappearing from public view and spending his last months in... I don't know... maybe Dubai? Secretly... no death announcement, no funeral announcement... just business as usual.

Have a press office employee release monthly newsletters "from" Rush... Hell, even film and record "news stories" far in advance. He could tape endorsement audio for future candidates... or comments for events that may or may not happen.

It only takes a few minutes to record Congratulations to all 30 baseball teams...

Limbaugh could have released a "Congrats Texas Rangers" audio message just last month... years after secret death...

And eventually AI could produce video of him smoking his cigar, in perfect health making whatever crass comment of the day...

There would never be "satisfaction" of ones death... they'd just linger... forever.

EYESORE 9001

(25,928 posts)
20. I would probably break my wrist, at the very least
Sat Nov 25, 2023, 09:11 PM
Nov 2023

I’m not in good enough shape to perform handsprings, cartwheels, and backflips, but I think the urge would be overwhelming.

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