Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Just when you think you're being paranoid

DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU. But you all think I'm a paranoid kook..

The post referenced above, the story below, and this DHS story from earlier, there is no fucking way they are going to let Donald Trump anywhere near the White House

Something happens to Trump, Hillary will be appointed, one way or another.

Something happens to Hillary, elections will be suspended until it can be "sorted out".

Otherwise, why even bring this up???

Shit's in the wind brothers and sisters.

Wait and watch.


A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election

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.
"It's up to each state legislature to decide how they want to choose the state's electors," Nagle says. "It may be a situation in which the fact that we have an Electoral College, rather than direct voting for presidential candidates, may prove to be helpful."
Both major parties do have rules for presidential ticket replacements, however, and Congress has the power to change the election date under Article II of the Constitution, which allows federal lawmakers to set dates for the selection of presidential electors and when those electors will vote.
But Congress would be up against a de facto December deadline, as the Constitution's 20th Amendment requires that congressional terms expire Jan. 3 and presidential terms on Jan. 20. Though it's conceivable to split legislative and presidential elections, they generally happen at the same time. And if the entire general election were to be moved after Jan. 3, Congress effectively would have voted themselves out of office.
Yale Law School professor Akhil Reed Amar considers in a 1994 article in the Arkansas Law Review the possibility of a special presidential election being pushed to after Jan. 20, with the speaker of the House serving as acting president until an election could pick "a real president for the remainder of the term." But he tells U.S. News that scenario probably is far-fetched.
Is it possible for the election to be delayed until after Jan. 20, leaving both the offices of president and vice president temporarily vacant? Perhaps, Amar says, but "it wouldn't make sense if it were permissible, given there actually are answers. Why would you ever do that?"
Amar recommends an up to four-week postponement of Election Day if a candidate dies just before voting, or even if there's a major terrorist attack.
The possible last-minute replacement of a candidate attracts some cyclical coverage, but this year the scenario would play out after consistent conjecture about the health of Democrat Hillary Clinton and hidden agenda of Republican Donald Trump.



Always On Watch said...

I feel doom.

It really is a rigged system.

Goodbye, American republic.

The Last English Prince said...

I remain a bit more optimistic than AOW. I believe that Donald Trump will be the next POTUS. He will win by a substantial margin.

But yes, the unthinkable could test the bones of our Republic - yet it will survive. The state of our Union will remain strong.

We have survived other "firsts" in our nation. First ( and not only ) assassination of a seated head of state. First (and only) terror attack on scale of 9/11 in a land at peace. First, a President shot and living to return to office.

We have also survived another first: Our first black American POTUS who was a community organizer. Wow! Maybe I can be president one day soon?!

America! Land of complex trials and opportunities.

Anonymous said...

Recent sequence of stories appear to be laying the groundwork for ill winds.
My optimism is based on what is plain to see - Trump has overwhelming support across this great nation. Attendance at every venue exceeds capacity regardless of venue size.
No other competitor comes remotely close.
Should the powers that be attempt the suggestions thus far mentioned - it won't be pretty, yet, if the obvious support stays true, the opposition will be overwhelmed one way or another.

Always On Watch said...

Attendance at every venue exceeds capacity regardless of venue size.
No other competitor comes remotely close.

Those facts are the only reason I'm not in a state of political despair.

Always On Watch said...

If things were fair and square, and if the Clinton Machine were not so powerful, Trump would likely be our next POTUS.

And there's also the matter of how far Left the younger voters have shifted. I suspect that their professors will require that they vote.

Fair play is not in play, my friend.