What happens if the presidential candidate dies before election day?
I did some digging, and this is what I found.
If the candidate dies before the general election, the party's national committee votes on a new candidate in much the same manner as the convention, but without all the fanfare. IOW, there would be a representative from each state with the same number of votes as his state had delegates to the convention. Hopefully, ballots for the general election have not already been printed, or the new candidate's name may not appear on the ballot.
If the candidate dies after the election, but before the Electoral College, electors committed to that candidate are free to elect someone else.
If the candidate dies after the electoral college, but before the inauguration, the VP elect becomes the president elect according to the 20th amendment to the Constitution.
A candidate can drop from the race at any time.
It usually happens during the summer of the election year, sometime before the party's national convention.
Yes. And if he's been president before, he can serve one more term.
Barack Obama served as US Senator from Illinois prior to becoming a candidate in the 2008 Presidential election.
The party would nominate someone else, most likely the vice presidential candidate.
What has to occur before a presidential candidate from either of the two major parties can campaign in the national election?
In order to run for president in November, a candidate must first be nominated by his party.
I'm going to assume that you are referring to the 2008 United States Presidential election (as this occurance has happened several times before in U.S. History). For this election, unsuccessful Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton became Barack Obama's Secretary of State. Source: Informed U.S. citizen and voter *android*
That man was Grover Cleveland who won the election to become the first Democrat to win since the party split before the Civil War.
when the party's presidential candidate has been chosen but before the election takes place
In the U.S. presidential election of 1872, Horace Greeley, the Democratic Party Presidential Nominee, died 24 days after the casting of the popular votes and 17 days before the casting of the electoral votes. If he had survived the election, based on the November election results, even with 100% of the votes from each of the states he won he would have gotten a total of only 18.7% of the votes.
primary elections and caucuses are held
What if a Presidential candidate dies before the election specifically what if Obama or McCain should die or pull out - what happens then?
If a parliamentary candidate dies after close of nominations, then the poll is cancelled and there would be a re-run. It happened in the 2005 elections in Staffordshire South when the Liberal Democrat candidate died during the campaign, there was a re-run on the 23rd June and the sitting Conservative MP was returned.
"A return to normalcy" (i.e. a return to the way of life before) was candidate Warren G. Harding's campaign promise in the 1920 presidential election.
yes if he is proven not to be an American citizen, If he is found to be corrupt or has been involved in anti American acts. (why then is Obama in the White House?)
then the vice president takes the office which would be Biden or Palin
In the US the elections are called primaries as they are the first step to the election of the final candidate. In the presidential elections Barack Obama first had to beat Hillary Clinton among others before facing John McCain who had beaten other candidates from the Republican party.
Yes, and it has happened before. In the 1972 presidential election, Democratic candidate George McGovern had chosen Misssouri Senator Thomas Eagleton as his running mate for vice-president. During the campaign it was learned that Eagleton had undergone electric shock thereapy and had been hospitalized for mental conditions. McGovern, initially supportive of Eagleton, later agreed that he should not remain as the vice-presidential candidate because of these issues. Eagleton dropped out and McGovern changed his vice-presidentail… Read More
Because this category is for Presidential Inaugurations, there was NO Presidential election in 1866. The Presidential election directly BEFORE that was 1864, when Lincoln was re-elected to a second term.
What happens if a new candidate wins the presidential election in November but dies before taking office in January?
In this event the newly elected vice-president would take office on Jan. 20 . He would then nominate a new vice-president who would have to be approved by Congress in order to take office.
right before election day.
The candidate would be replaced by his or her political party, based on that party's rules. Depending on timing, the new candidate may or may not appear on ballots. The rules and deadlines for ballot changes vary by state, and in circumstances where a death occurs very close to election day or beyond a state's deadline for ballot changes, the deceased candidate's name may appear on the ballot. Due to the fact that American presidents… Read More
yes they pick before election just in case they win then if they do the person they picked is vice president. Sometimes the presidential candidate leaves the VP nomination up to the Convention.
Yes, unless something truly catastrophic happened before then, 2020 will be a presidential election year in the US.
That has always been false; there was not a U. S. Presidential election in 2002. The most recent U. S. Presidential election before 2012 was in 2008.
The 23rd amendment , ratified 1961, gives DC residents the right to vote in presidential election. The always vote for the Democratic candidate, which gives the Democrat three electoral votes even before the campaign starts.
Texas has given its votes to the Republican candidate in every U. S. Presidential Election back to and including 1980, but before 1980 Texas never gave its votes to the Republican candidate with the exceptions of Hoover in 1928, Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956 and Nixon in 1972.
No candidate loses until the ballots are counted. How can you be certain that a candidate is a "losing candidate" before the election is held?
Can a presidential election be recalled after the election day but before the senate confirms the votes?
of course they can
what happens before a election
Before election day there are many steps that a candidate must do before the actual election. They must decide to run for office, campaign and then attend the campaign debate.
The final step is called "election." But before you have an election, you have to have candidates. They are usually "nominated" by their political party, and they "campaign" (go from city to city, stating their case about why they are the best person for the job). Once campaigning is over, the voters go to the polls and decide which candidate will be elected.
Ballots were counted in the presidential election by hand, using paper ballots before computers. The term so called document ballot voting system which is pointed as how ballots were counted before computers.
Primary elections and caucuses and the Democratic and Republican Presidential conventions
What if the incumbent brgy captain dies two days before election and he is running also as candidate as brgy captain for his last term?
If the incumbent barangay captain dies two days before election and he is also running as candidate as barangay captain for his last term, he is considered withdrawn from the election.
Candidate - Gov NovaNet
He lost 8 prior elections, before winning the Presidential election in 1860. He never lost any Presidential election, and he ran twice, and was elected twice, as President.
Barack Obama was the junior U.S. senator from Illinois before he ran for president in the 2008 election.
Each party has its own protocol for this scenario, but in neither case does the running mate automatically take over the ticket. If John McCain were to die before the election, the rules of the Republican Party authorize the Republican National Committee to fill the vacancy, either by reconvening a national convention or by having RNC state representatives vote. The new nominee must receive a majority vote to officially become the party candidate. If Barack… Read More
The final presidential election results are not made until the vote of the Electoral College in December. However, each state's preliminary totals are shown in the media following the end of voting in each state. By late evening on election day, the result is usually clear, and by tradition includes a concession call (from the losing candidate to the winning candidate). In some cases, this is after midnight Eastern Time. Because voters go to the… Read More
the have to get a background check on the president before they can elect him/her
Nixon before he was elected president did communicate with Vietnam.
Yes, as long as you are a registered to voter, you can vote in the presidential election, even if you did not vote in the primary election. If you have not registered to vote yet, the deadline is 30 days before any election. If you miss that deadline, you can still register and vote in the election by late registering at your county election office.
These are called primaries or primary elections. Not all states have them.
Electoral votes in the U.S. Electoral College determine the President and Vice President of the United States. The political parties in each state choose slates of potential Electors sometime before the general election. The electoral college Electors in most states are selected by state party conventions or by the state party's central committee. In a few states the Electors are selected by primary election or by the party's presidential nominee. Political parties often choose Electors… Read More
If you vote early and your candidate choice dies before the election Nov 4 who becomes the party's choice as candidate and will your vote be worthless?
that elected vice- president
Presidential primaries are party elections and caucuses to determine who the presidential nominee will be for each political party. They are held between January and June before the general election in November.
If you did not vote in the 2004 presidential election do you have to register again to vote in the 2008 presidential election?
no, you do not have to register to vote. In most states you have to register where you live and do it some fixed time before the election. As long as you do not move out of your voting precinct your registration will stay in effect from one year to another even if you do not vote in every election.
John McCain was a US Senator before becoming a candidate for the United States Presidential elections in 2009.
Delegates from all the states meet and elect a candidate for president and then for vice president, Nowadays so many of the delegates are committed to a particular candidate by primary elections that one candidate can have the nomination "sewed up" before the convention occurs and lately it has been the custom to let the presidential nominee pick his running mate. This did not used to be the case.