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What Happens If A Presidential Candidate Withdraws ( or Dies ) Before The Election Is Over?

Sunday, October 30, 2016 15:32
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Let’s work backward in time. What happens if the winner of the election either dies or withdraws after Congress has counted the votes from the electoral college in January, but before the president-elect assumes office?

The first part is easy, if a president-elect dies before assuming office. The 20th Amendment resolves this problem directly: The vice president-elect becomes president.



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