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Tue May 31, 2016, 07:04 PM

What happens if a nominee is disabled/dies between the convention and the election? ?

Does the VP candidate elevate to nominee? Does the convention runner-up become nominee? Is there an emergency convention? Do both parties work the same on this? I have to think someone has covered this.

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Reply What happens if a nominee is disabled/dies between the convention and the election? ? (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff May 2016 OP
Gomez163 May 2016 #1
Algernon Moncrieff May 2016 #2
Gomez163 May 2016 #4
Gidney N Cloyd May 2016 #10
saidsimplesimon May 2016 #3
LiberalFighter May 2016 #5
Algernon Moncrieff May 2016 #6
LiberalFighter May 2016 #7
UTUSN May 2016 #8
rug May 2016 #9
Sgent Jun 2016 #11
rbrnmw Jun 2016 #12
thesquanderer Jun 2016 #17
Rex Jun 2016 #13
PufPuf23 Jun 2016 #14
1939 Jun 2016 #15
thesquanderer Jun 2016 #16

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 07:04 PM

1. You have a funeral, I think

 

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Response to Gomez163 (Reply #1)

Tue May 31, 2016, 07:05 PM

2. Thats bad if you are only disabled

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #2)

Tue May 31, 2016, 07:06 PM

4. Bad form, at least.

 

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #2)

Tue May 31, 2016, 10:26 PM

10. ..

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Response to Gomez163 (Reply #1)

Tue May 31, 2016, 07:06 PM

3. This is so funny, rofl, thank you Gomez.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 07:12 PM

5. There is no VP candidate until the Democratic nominee announces AT the convention.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #5)

Tue May 31, 2016, 07:14 PM

6. Right. I'm asking about after the convention

Between the convention and the GE.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #6)

Tue May 31, 2016, 07:28 PM

7. Name remains on the ballot.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 10:17 PM

8. The silver lining: The cycle will be cut from 2 yrs to a few months instead of two danged years!1

I don't know the mechanics - convention reconvened? veep steps up? (why should one person/original nominee choose veep?) - but the best thing ever would be cutting the campaign to a few months!1

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 10:21 PM

9. Technically, that candidate's electors are free to vote for anyone at the Electoral College.

 

Practically, the party would select a replacement candidate on its ballots.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:51 AM

11. There is no precedent

but presumably the party's elector's (from the electoral college) would get together and decide on a new candidate.

Remember you don't vote for president, you vote for an elector.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:50 AM

12. When RFK was killed they chose Humphrey

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Response to rbrnmw (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 07:11 AM

17. RFK was killed before the convention, he was not the nominee.

OP is asking about after the convention, when a nominee has already been selected.

The Humphrey scenario would not happen that way today, as the nomination process has changed. However, after the nomination, yes, the party can essentially put in whoever they want.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:55 AM

13. Algernon takes over?

 

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:56 AM

14. General Election at Bernies - note poor taste joke.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 05:48 AM

15. There is a precedent

In 1972, after the convention, the Democratic VP nominee (Eagleton) became embroiled in a mental illness controversy. He withdrew and the DNC appointed his successor (Shriver) with the consent of the presidential nominee. I believe the national parties are empowered by their conventions to appoint replacements in the case that one or both of the convention nominees are lost or incapacitated.

Remember, there is a lot of flying time and a campaign plane could possibly go down between the conventions and November. The nominees are not that young and a cardio-vascular event is also possible.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 07:08 AM

16. If that happens, the DNC can choose whoever they want.

Democratic Party bylaws - in Article 2, Section 1 - say that the Democratic National Committee has the power to fill "vacancies in the nominations for the office of the president and vice president" when the quadrennial convention is not in session.

Larry Otter, a Bucks County attorney who specializes in election law, said the provision is a safety valve in case a nominee dies, becomes incapacitated, or resigns.


http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/20160529_What_if_Clinton_were_indicted__post-DNC_.html

Personally, I think they'd be inclined to choose the VP nominee, as that person has already essentially been "approved" to take over if necessary. But if there is someone else they think would have a better chance of winning the election, they could go some other way.

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