Procedural, what would happen if the GOP nominee for POTUS withdrew from the election weeks before the election? What would the party do?

Suppose you have a GOP ticket chosen. A few weeks before the election the candidate for POTUS dies or withdraws for whatever reason. What would the party do? Do they just go with their VP nominee and their new POTUS nominee? Or do they have to go back and choose a POTUS nominee all over again? How would this work?

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago
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    being that close to the election there would be no choice but to have the candidate remain on the ballot, if the dead candidate wins, it has happened before, then it would be the new VP that would become president and a new VP would have to be found, similar things have happened in local elections, so I'm going off of that

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  • 1 year ago

    They'd scurry around like panicked chickens - even more panic-y than they are right now. They might even try to resurrect John McCain, with Sarah Palin screeching at his side. Or, they might try to rig the elections in GOP-dominated states. Gawd knows they've been trying that for years.

    But your scenario doesn't seem that far out of the realm of possibility. If Trump were to drop out of the picture, you could expect a hurricane of indictments to come down on his head. Trump HAS to stay in office, the Statute of Limitations hasn't run out yet.

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  • 1 year ago

    Choose another candidate as the nominee. That would probably be Paul Ryan. The conventions do NOT choose VPs.

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