Hillary had a ‘medical issue’ and collapsed on Sunday. Some of the ‘media’ are finally coming around and asking questions about her health. The BIG QUESTION: What happens if Hillary CAN’T run?
Hillary Clinton’s doctor confirmed on Sunday night the presidential candidate has pneumonia.
She made the shocking announcement after video surfaced of the 68-year-old collapsing after abruptly leaving the 9/11 memorial service in New York.
The revelation didn’t just bring her health into question, but also added the possibility she may have to drop from the race. She has put her campaign on hold and is resting in her Chappaqua, New York, home.
But if her condition deteriorates significantly, the Democratic Party may be forced to consider their options.
No presidential candidate of a major party has ever died or withdrawn before a presidential election.
Democratic National Committee bylaws would come into play
The Democratic National Committee Bylaws read: ‘The foregoing notwithstanding, a special meeting to fill a vacancy on the National ticket shall be held on the call of the Chairperson, who shall set the date for such meeting.’
Then there would be a vote among members to fill the position on the national ticket. The winner would require a simple majority.
Read more: Daily Mail
So, what are the options?
1. Congress could push back the Election Date
That’s unlikely because, well, Trey Gowdy would NEVER let that happen.
Congress is heavily Republican-leaning, and other Electoral reform laws have stalled in Congress.
2. Tim Kaine could run for President
He has a strong donor base, and could pick his own running mate and carry on.
He would have to get the Democratic Party to vote for him, though.
3. What about those other guys? Bernie or Joe?
Just like Kaine, they would still have to be picked by the membership.
4. A family member is an option.
When a candidate dies, it is often the spouse that fills that blank spot on the ballot.
Since Bill already had 2-terms, he’s ineligible because of the 22nd Amendment.
That would leave… Chelsea? Remote chance, but a goofy one that’s still an option.
Which would option would YOU prefer?
Let us know in the comments.