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Sat Nov 25, 2023, 05:39 PM Nov 2023

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


Former President Donald Trump is far and away the Republican frontrunner heading into the 2024 election.
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.
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.


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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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
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