According to the DNC’s bylaws and charter, the DNC would have the responsibility of picking a replacement.
Mark it down, tonight the last vestiges of the facade of Hillary Clinton was torn away completely and forever more. Her “fainting spell”, which was actually a Parkinson’s Disease “freeze” episode, combined with the admitted pneumonia she has also been hiding, has exposed Hiding Hillary for the lying fraud she truly is. This woman is weak, sickly and not only not fit to be president, she is unfit to be a nominee running for president. The Democrats see the handwriting on the wall, and they are besides themselves with fear and trepidation. There can only be one solution – Hillary must go. But how? DNC rules cannot force her to step down.
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) September 11, 2016
Even though Bernie Sanders did not assign his delegates to Clinton at the Democratic National Convention and he had the second-highest number of delegates in the Democratic party, the nomination would not automatically pass over to him if she dropped out. The nomination also wouldn’t automatically pass to the vice presidential running mate either.
According to the DNC’s bylaws and charter, the DNC would have the responsibility of picking a replacement. Exactly how this would be done is not spelled out, except that the members of the national committee would choose who fills the vacancy. The rules do not require that any kind of special consideration be given to Tim Kaine or Bernie Sanders. However, if someone besides Kaine were picked to replace Clinton, Kaine would remain in the VP spot.
Hillary Clinton and the Parkinson’s Disease “Freeze” from a different angle:
The possibilities of who will replace Clinton would likely be either Tim Kaine, Joe Biden, or Bernie Sanders, although with how crazy this election cycle has been, someone else could certainly be considered. Joe Biden was the top politician rumored to be a pick to replace Clinton back when there were concerns that she might be indicted, so he would likely still be a top choice. But there would also be a lot of damage done against Sanders’ supporters if Biden were picked over their favorite. Sanders supporters would be sure to launch a massive campaign to convince the DNC to pick him, and it wouldn’t be a tough sell considering how well he did in both the primaries and polling against Donald Trump. But considering how the DNC felt about Sanders, as revealed in emails leaked by Wikileaks, there would likely be many people in the DNC who wouldn’t want to pick him.
Top dem: “we can make contingencies, argue, plead with @HillaryClinton, but DNC bylaws are clear her nominee status now totally up to her.”
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) September 12, 2016
But according to DNC bylaws, she cannot be forced to drop out, and therein lies the heart of the problem. She has proven herself time and again to lie, lie and even lie about lying. So counting on her to “do the right thing” and step aside will not ever happen. The Clintons are not known for doing the right thing, ever. But now that the world has seen how shaky her health really is, she is unelectable.
What to do?
It is going to get insane from here on in, even crazier than anything that has happened up to this point and that’s saying a lot. There will be multiple power struggles coming up and expect people to not only get hurt, expect some new members in the Clinton Dead Pool as well.
All bets are off….Donald, you better keep that bulletproof vest on.