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September 17, 2023 | What if Joe Biden Dies?

Martin Armstrong

Martin Arthur Armstrong is current chairman and founder of Armstrong Economics. He is best known for his economic predictions based on the Economic Confidence Model, which he developed.

Someone recently asked what would happen if Joe Biden happened to die leading up to the election. The answer is not as simple as Kamala becoming president, but it all depends on when he hypothetically dies. The majority of states have a filing deadline of January 1, 2024. If any potential presidential candidate dies between New Year’s Day and June 2024, states may postpone primaries and allow new candidates to enter the race.

If a candidate dies between the middle of June 2024 and the primaries, their party would need to re-select a candidate to put forth. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is permitted to personally select the winner of their convention if the previous winner can no longer run. This happened in 1972 when George McGovern’s running mate, Senator Tom Eagleton, was forced to pull out of the race. Sargent Shriver was then selected by McGovern to replace Eagleton but had to receive the full support of the DNC first. So, the party can bypass state, constitutional, and federal law to install their nominee. The Republicans and Democrats have different rules for doing so.

In the event that a president-elect dies after election day but before their inauguration, Constitutional law takes over. Section 3 of the 20th Amendment states: “If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President.”

The 2024 US Presidential Election will not be fair. They need a Deep State puppet, but the people want an anti-establishment candidate. Joe Biden is not even campaigning because he’s the likely shoo-in. However, due to his declining health, many are questioning if he could physically serve and no one on either side wants Harris to be president. There are sinister ways for the DNC to select a new candidate who is not currently campaigning and nothing seems to be off the table for 2024.

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September 17th, 2023

Posted In: Armstrong Economics

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