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Does anyone now what the plan of action would be if Trump actually did withdraw at this point?
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Does anyone now what the plan of action would be if Trump actually did withdraw at this point?

He just announced there is zero chance of that.
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Originally Posted by cross22 View Post

He just announced there is zero chance of that.


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There's already early voting in some states, so there's no possibility of there being a different person on the ballot.
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

There's already early voting in some states, so there's no possibility of there being a different person on the ballot.

Apparently the RNC laywers are looking into it. I wonder if Trump/Pence votes can be counted towards a Pence/xxx ticket (very unlikely).
Edited by cross22 - 10/8/16 at 11:41am
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Does anyone now what the plan of action would be if Trump actually did withdraw at this point?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Uncharted waters.

Afaik, Trump will not withdraw. Presidential electionsare really 51 separate elections. Not sure you can, for example, reprint absentee ballots. Not sure you can force changes in the electors. Not sure who was picking them (campaign, state party, primary voters, etc) and it is probably too late and probably varies from state to state.

If this was one election system it could be done (see Wellstone death, Torricelli dropout) but GOP is probably stuck with the Donald. And some states might permit changes (see Missouri Senate election in 2000) after a certain point.

One alternative I could come up with if Donald doesn't withdraw to have the GOP endorse endorse McMullin in Utah and the other states he is on the ballot and promise to fix it in the House in the case of no majority in the electoral vote. Odds of that working are abysmal.

If Donald does withdraw, its probably a Dem landslide as GOP voting enthusiasm will crater. Any GOP seats where the GOP candidate is <60% in typical elections is conceivably in play, especially those with a lot of suburban voters.
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Why would Rubio,Cruz et al let Pence be the candidate? They came closer...should be Cruz who takes the lead, as he got the second most votes.

Also isn't it too late? Doesn't the name have to be submitted to the states by x time (months ago)?
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http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/rnc-halts-all-victory-project-work-for-trump-229363
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RNC halts Victory project work for Trump
POLITICO obtains email sent to vendors to ‘hold/stop’ all mail program efforts.
By ALEX ISENSTADT 10/08/16 02:27 PM EDT

The Republican National Committee on Saturday appeared to at least temporarily halt the operations of some of the “Victory” program that is devoted to electing Donald Trump.

The move comes as the GOP nominee is under mounting pressure from elected Republicans to step aside after he was caught on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women.

In an email from the RNC to a victory program mail vendor, with the subject line “Hold on all projects,” the committee asked the vendor to “put a hold” on mail production.

“Please put a hold/stop on all mail projects right now. If something is in production or print it needs to stop. Will update you when to proceed,” Lauren Toomey, a staffer in the RNC’s political department, wrote in an email that was obtained by POLITICO.

The email was sent to at least one RNC victory program vendor. Rick Wiley, a top RNC official, was cc’d on the email.

Neither Toomey nor Wiley responded to requests for comment. An RNC spokesperson also didn’t respond to a request for comment.
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Also isn't it too late? Doesn't the name have to be submitted to the states by x time (months ago)?

You have to ask this question 51 times, once for each electoral jurisdiction. It will depend on 50 individual state laws as well as the DC electoral law.
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Folks supported Trump because they wanted to change the " system " but it doesn't seem they put much thought into what that meant
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Western civilization can't be preserved without borders. That is not dramatic, it is a simple fact. It is not dramatic to look at what's happening to western countries that denied this fact. Dramatic would be pretending that what I"m saying is outrageous or offensive.

It's dramatic because the Democrats are not in any way in favor of "open borders." The difference between Trump and Clinton is about numbers and country of origin, not "open vs closed."
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Does anyone now what the plan of action would be if Trump actually did withdraw at this point?

Surely you can't be serious
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Originally Posted by Numbernine View Post

Folks supported Trump because they wanted to change the " system " but it doesn't seem they put much thought into what that meant

big orange fuck you, not a change that's what it was
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Bill Clinton sent Trump a box of cigars, and said he didn't understand how a man could do something like Trump did.
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Man I am not looking forward to listening to the bitching and the moaning about Bill for the next 8.5 years...
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Trump is a little weirdo. Who talks about their daughter like that.
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