The best situation is for Cankles and her many MSM lackeys to simply continue to deny what it is becoming obvious to the world.
They do not have to change the ballot.
They only have to convince the electors to switch from Hillary to someone else.
But in that case, enough people would have to vote for Hillary electors to win.
Not going to happen if she is gravely ill.
Wow! Talk about a thorough post. This covers all scenarios!!
The scenario you only hinted at-- a "do-over"-- would have profound Constitutional separation-of-powers ramifications. Constitutionally, there are no "do-overs".
I pray you are correct....but...who knows....the one worlders want this REAL BAD
The technicality in all of this is the electoral college system. We don’t really vote for a candidate. We vote for electors who then vote on the candidate.
I’m not sure of the legal side at all, but the constitution would let those electors for Hillary vote for whomever they wished.
They aren’t stuck with her, but it isn’t good for them no matter what happens.
Very good analysys, and witty too. I dont see Queen Cankles going anywhre.
THE WOMAN HAS TO HAVE AIDES STANDING BY HER AT ALL TIMES OF THE DAY TO CATCH HER IF SHE FALLS, STUMBLES, FAINTS, BOBBLES HER HEAD, FREEZES AT THE MICROPHONE, GETS DIZZY, IS CONFRONTED WITH STAIRS, GOES BLANK, OR CANT SEE THE CURB. Good Lord have you no sense of shame in your entire bodies? Why are you continuing to do this? Can't you SEE what you are doing?
I mean it. SHAME on you DEMOCRATS. Let the poor woman RETIRE....Please! It's painful to watch. Give her back her dignity. Stop carting her around and propping her up like a wind-up doll. Move on, it's time to get someone else. I mean, FACE IT...she just isn't physically fit enough to perform such a difficult and demanding job as the President of the United States...PERIOD!
Your legal analysis is wrong.
The President is not chosen by the popular vote but by electors to the electoral college.
The state Democrat party would just notify the Electoral College that the name at the top of the ticket had been changed.
A similar situation happened in on if the Grant elections as I recall...
As usual, excellent analysis, and a calming influence on all the FR worrywarts.
The Democrats are between a rock and a hard place. They were hoping to drag her across the finish line before people realized how sick she was...but it unraveled. I don’t think they have a viable option, barring something unforeseen happening, they are going to lose badly.
Chaos if she is replaced before the election from now on, unless she becomes room temp, where as you suggest Kaine would be the only one that would avoid a Bernie revolt.
They wouldn't have to convince millions of Americans to vote for the new candidate, just a few hundred Democrat faithful who would be easy to threaten, cajole, and/or bribe.
What the Dems would have to do is convince the voters to vote for Hillary not necessarily knowing who would be swapped for her. This is the interesting choice: whether to specify someone as a replacement before or after the election. Either alternative has advantages and disadvantages.
Still, I think any uncertainty, would tend to take some votes away from Hillary. She might get some Dems to get off their couches to make a sympathy vote, but they could lose many more votes to those Bernie voters who would feel totally burned by a system that propped up an unhealthy candidate that couldn't even make it through the summer.
“Stuck with Hilary” was my thought from the moment she got the nomination - they’re stuck with a weak candidate with a boatload of baggage, any bit of which could explode at any minute (as the health issue may be exploding now).
But what they’re really stuck with is a dilemma in timing. If they force her out too soon, all their bull-pucky about her as the best qualified candidate ever, about how we absolutely positively must have a female president, about how talk of all her deficiencies was just alt-right propaganda - all that is exposed as a load of partisan manure, the expected product of establishment lies.
If they wait too long, the practical problems (ballot presentation, choice of a replacement, campaign efforts to make the replacement candidate viable, etc) - all that gets exponentially more difficult the longer they wait.
There probably is no perfect time to dump her fat derriere from the ticket, so the donkeys are stuck with a really, really tough choice as to how to move forward from here.
Can you speak to his accuracy? I intend to base an editorial on it.
What do the goobers at DU say about this?
I gotta hope there’s enough decency among the Bernie-ites that they would reject DNC’s replacement after they were lied to and the entire party disgraced itself by propping her up like this. Her VP mate is in on this complete fraud - the Bernie-ites should hate him as much as we do because he is betraying our country with this farce. Leave it to DNC to claim that the constitutional requirements are now an obsolete “living document” that needs to be rewritten in order for the media and the DNC to select our next “ruler.”
Remember that? Obama’s staff said he was “ready to rule.”
DJT better have personal independent security. No doubt in my mind Obamatons infest the SS and would “neutralize” the threat to the Obama revolution.
That you for a very comforting analysis and I also look forward to hearing what the Great One has to say tomorrow