The presidential election could be delayed or scrapped altogether if conspiracy theories become predictive and a candidate dies or drops out before Nov. 8. The perhaps equally startling alternative, if there's enough time: Small groups of people hand-picking a replacement pursuant to obscure party rules.
The scenarios have been seriously considered by few outside of the legal community and likely are too morbid for polite discussion in politically mixed company. But prominent law professors have pondered the effects and possible ways to address a late-date vacancy.
"There's nothing in the Constitution which requires a popular election for the electors serving in the Electoral College," says John Nagle, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, meaning the body that officially elects presidents could convene without the general public voting.
Unfortunately the 2nd amendment is still in force, and the lofty Notre Dame Professor doesn't understand that. A late demise means someone new is named by a party. Hillary's grand Mal during Debate 3 wont change that. Congresscritters know any subterfuge to try to keep Obama in power would be met with VIOLENT resistance. And that goes for the state legislators too. We vote for Electors. Someone assumes room temp, the party picks a replacment, and they spread the word.
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