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Thought Experiment - Trump Dies of COVID Before Election - What happens?

By ThatGuy follow ThatGuy   2020 Oct 2, 8:35pm 1,295 views   50 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share      


As said above, what happens if Trump dies of COVID before the election?

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1   Patrick   2020 Oct 2, 8:46pm  

I really don't know.
2   ThatGuy   2020 Oct 2, 9:23pm  

My guess is that there will be a slew of accusations that the Democrats intentionally attempted to infect prominent Republicans, including Trump.

There will be in-depth analysis of various rooms / situations, and allegations. Minor altercations in the streets, major resentment in the background.

Democrats will rejoice in the death, dancing on the grave, laughing at his families suffering, really proving what inhuman pieces of shit they are

Nobody really wants Pence as president. Biden Neither. The election is a total shit show, Very close results. Jo Jorgensen gets 10% of the vote. Hundreds of documented incidents of liberals stealing mail in ballots. Hundreds of Gerrymandered results are exposed.

There is no accountability or traceability in the election. The liberals try to force their hand, the Republicans disagree. And then people die.
3   FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden   2020 Oct 2, 9:25pm  

This happened before. Symbolically election is lost and goes to Biden.

If Trump wins the election than VP is elected technically.
4   Patrick   2020 Oct 2, 9:26pm  

One problem is that if you can prove that your vote was counted for Trump correctly, violent leftist can prove you voted for Trump, and come and kill you.

All violence comes from the left.
5   RWSGFY   2020 Oct 2, 9:29pm  

You vote for a ticket. Meaning if Trump-Pence ticket wins Pence becomes the POTUS.
6   ThatGuy   2020 Oct 2, 9:31pm  

Fortwaynemobile says
This happened before. Symbolically election is lost and goes to Biden.

Pardon my ingorance, when? How?

Patrick says
if you can prove that your vote was counted for Trump correctly, violent leftist can prove you voted for Trump, and come and kill you.

Agreed, Do you think it is possible to keep your vote 'provable' AND anonymous?
7   ThatGuy   2020 Oct 2, 9:36pm  

FuckCCP89 says
You vote for a ticket. Meaning if Trump-Pence ticket wins Pence becomes the POTUS.

What percent votes are retained for a Trump-Pence ticket on Nov 3 if Trump is dead?
8   RWSGFY   2020 Oct 2, 9:47pm  

ThatGuy says
FuckCCP89 says
You vote for a ticket. Meaning if Trump-Pence ticket wins Pence becomes the POTUS.

What percent votes are retained for a Trump-Pence ticket on Nov 3 if Trump is dead?


Not sure I get the question. Legally - 100%. Or did you mean that if Trump succumbs to Covid some of his voters would suddenly feel like voting for Uncle Joe instead?
9   Ultra_FJB   2020 Oct 2, 9:59pm  

ThatGuy says
My guess is that there will be


Luckily we have near 99% certainty there will not be.

On the other hand, a lot of your predictions may come true regardless of Trumps health outcome.

So I suspect it would be bad. Very bad. Worse than imagined even if there were no immediate affects along those lines. I think best case the national rot would explode.
10   ThatGuy   2020 Oct 2, 10:01pm  

FuckCCP89 says
ThatGuy says
FuckCCP89 says
You vote for a ticket. Meaning if Trump-Pence ticket wins Pence becomes the POTUS.

What percent votes are retained for a Trump-Pence ticket on Nov 3 if Trump is dead?


Not sure I get the question. Legally - 100%. Or did you mean that if Trump succumbs to Covid some of his voters would suddenly feel like voting for Uncle Joe instead?


What I mean is that if Trump is dead on election day, what percentage of normally-Trump voters are going to vote 'XXXXX-Pence'?
Its certainly not 100%
I wouldn't expect the same results from Pence as I would Trump. My vote might be 'No Confidence' in Pence, He has had 4 years and hasn't done shit.
I'd vote third party (libertarian) in hopes of changing this ridiculous duopoly
11   ThatGuy   2020 Oct 2, 10:02pm  

just_adhom_preaching says
ThatGuy says
My guess is that there will be


Luckily we have near 99% certainty there will not be.

On the other hand, a lot of your predictions may come true regardless of Trumps health outcome.


Its a thought experiment, the whole thing was qualified from the very start
12   Ultra_FJB   2020 Oct 2, 10:02pm  

Yeah, I get that.

I suspect it would solidify his base even more and most would still vote his ticket.
13   Ceffer   2020 Oct 2, 10:10pm  

If Trump dies before the election, it won't be because of Covid. It will just be another audacious assassination under color of Covid. However, the question is, what will the public perception be and how will it be handled.

It's anybody's guess, but the country is truly lost as a representative republic at that point, because there will never be anything resembling a free election in this country again. it will be one puppet after another controlled by Deep (Shallow) State. They will become increasingly aggressive, audacious and tyrannical, and it will take a true revolution to unseat them. It will justify every hatred of our country on the world stage since WWII.
14   Patrick   2020 Oct 2, 10:11pm  

ThatGuy says
Agreed, Do you think it is possible to keep your vote 'provable' AND anonymous?



I'm sure it's possible.
15   HunterTits   2020 Oct 2, 10:37pm  

Fortwaynemobile says
If Trump wins the election than VP is elected technically.


No he doesn't.

If Trump dies between now and election day, all votes for him are invalidated. Just as the write-in votes for Mickey Mouse are.

Some states might allow the RNC to pick another candidate. But that depends on their set deadlines per state and whether or not the ballots already went out with Trump's name on them or not. I know that Georgia's ballots have already.

Either way, this effectively means Biden wins the election.

Pence will be POTUS until Biden gets sworn in.

But Pence might be sworn in as Veep again on that very same day, if he gets more votes than Kamala.
16   B.A.C.A.H.   2020 Oct 2, 10:37pm  

ThatGuy says
what happens if Trump dies of COVID before the election?

The stock market will skyrocket.
17   komputodo   2020 Oct 2, 10:57pm  

ThatGuy says
Jo Jorgensen gets 10% of the vote.

Iwog gets 0.001%
18   ThatGuy   2020 Oct 2, 11:00pm  

B.A.C.A.H. says
ThatGuy says
what happens if Trump dies of COVID before the election?

The stock market will skyrocket.


Interesting take, why? Short term or long term? Induced by the 2 Trillion bill?
19   FuckTheMainstreamMedia   2020 Oct 2, 11:09pm  

Patrick says
One problem is that if you can prove that your vote was counted for Trump correctly, violent leftist can prove you voted for Trump, and come and kill you.

All violence comes from the left.


12 gauge.
20   EBGuy   2020 Oct 2, 11:40pm  

Don Jr. has the same name, so maybe he steps into his father's spot.
21   Hircus   2020 Oct 2, 11:42pm  

I think republicans might try to delay the vote, stalling for time to try to get another R candidate quickly into a position that people could vote on. I dont know anything about how our election laws work, so dunno what's possible or likely, but maybe they would try to make a BS court case that will need time to get legally shot down, effectively stalling. Or maybe there's legit angles.

I'm not sure if there's any serious R candidates who did the paperwork in all the states to get on the ballot. I know some other R's ran, but not sure if they did the paperwork to make it legal in all the states, since they prob all dropped out by now.

Even dems might have some interest in helping R's get a candidate. I think there would be some really serious anger among all the Americans who would feel cheated that they were deprived of their ability to vote for a reasonable candidate they had time to get acquainted with. It would realllly feel like a rigged election.

If Biden won, he might be considered the most illegitimate president ever. Nobody trusts the polls, nevermind other stuff. People see Trump's huge crowds and enthusiasm, chants of "we love you", etc... compare it to Bidens meek following, and the lefts desperation, and their rabid vitriol and hatred .... and then Trump dies? It would be another JFK, with people arguing for decades about it.

I've heard lots of talk about civil war these past couple years and have always felt no way, were not that close yet. But an event like this could possibly do it, depending on how it played out.

I don't think it would though. I think Biden would win, followed by unrest, bitterness, and a new level of division & contempt. But not war level violence, just pockets of violence.
22   steverbeaver   2020 Oct 3, 12:44am  

I think a lot of folks would take up playing custom Minecraft server.
23   Ceffer   2020 Oct 3, 12:52am  

Nobody thinks the timing of all of this is more than suspicious, and all these government officials being infected all of a sudden, when the virus is being quenched.

"Gee, it almost sounds like it isn't a coincidence!" An 'on purpose' super strain of Covid for them? Or maybe something a little stronger?
24   richwicks   2020 Oct 3, 3:01am  

This has happened before in several elections although I don't think ever a presidential election.

Tickets remained unchanged, people can vote for "Trump" and should he win, Pence becomes president. I don't know who becomes the next VP though in this case.
25   HunterTits   2020 Oct 3, 7:30am  

richwicks says
Tickets remained unchanged, people can vote for "Trump" and should he win, Pence becomes president. I don't know who becomes the next VP though in this case.


No he doesn't. Candidates running for VPOTUS are not running for POTUS. Succession rules for POTUS who dies only involve existing office holders, not candidates running for office.

Votes for dead candidates are not valid. Candidate who is running for POTUS with the next largest number of votes wins.

Candidates running for VPOTUS are not running for POTUS. If Biden were also to die right now, then whoever else is running for POTUS, living and has the most votes technically would win. That would be the Libertarian most likely.

In reality, various State legislators would directly assign Electors at this point. The result of that would most likely be nobody with an absolute majority in the EC and so the House would elect the next POTUS.
26   Dholliday126   2020 Oct 3, 7:49am  

Don Trump Jr. Steps in, wins 80% of the vote because the guy is a total badass. Starts a war with China to avenge his dad, within 3 months he's drinking green tea in the forbidden palace and taking a daily dump on Xi's face.
27   MrEd   2020 Oct 3, 8:51am  

Don Jr will be dead alongside his dad, of covid.
The whole Whitehouse is coming down with the shit.
I wonder what new excuses the mask deniers will come up with next .
Mask deniers make rocks look like rocket scientists LOL

Dholliday126 says
Don Trump Jr. Steps in, wins 80% of the vote because the guy is a total badass. Starts a war with China to avenge his dad, within 3 months he's drinking green tea in the forbidden palace and taking a daily dump on Xi's face.
28   B.A.C.A.H.   2020 Oct 3, 9:00am  

ThatGuy says
Short term or long term?


Very short term. Just like it plummeted for a day or so after his surprising win over Hillary.
29   WookieMan   2020 Oct 3, 9:08am  

MrEd says
I wonder what new excuses the mask deniers will come up with next .

Weren't masks supposed to prevent others from getting it and stopping spread? Where is the goal post at this point? First it was to stop the spread from infected people to others and now it stops the virus from getting in you? Which is it?

Either way he won't die. Wishing his son dead is also pretty sick. Lots of people I don't like, but wishing death on others is being a shitty human. Congrats.
30   Hircus   2020 Oct 3, 10:43am  

B.A.C.A.H. says
ThatGuy says
Short term or long term?


Very short term. Just like it plummeted for a day or so after his surprising win over Hillary.


Think you got it backwards. It fell while Hillary was expected, when Trump won it surged. S&P500:




DOW & Nasdaq are similar.

Although, I do remember all the "expert" talking heads told me so many times that if Trump won, it would be chaos and doomsday.
31   Ceffer   2020 Oct 3, 11:15am  

LOL! Some fake newsters are saying Trump is faking Covid because he is afraid of debating Biden again.

I have to admit that when Clintons et alia send their best wishes for his recovery, it is NOT a good sign.
32   Ultra_FJB   2020 Oct 3, 11:20am  

Corona virus is going to be sorry it ever met Trump. The only thing worse would be meeting Chuck Norris.

Edit: Or Bruce Lee if he were still alive. The only person who can beat Bruce Lee is Bruce Lee.
34   HunterTits   2020 Oct 3, 1:22pm  

rocketjoe79 says
Looks unlikely. He's getting better already.
https://www.npr.org/2020/10/03/919894816/transcript-presidents-trumps-doctors-provide-saturday-update-on-his-health?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news


Yup. Trump will be in the hospital for maybe two weeks. Then he'll be cleared and get to boast being the guy who beat the "China Virus" while Biden will have been hiding in fear behind his mask and non-campaigning the entire time.
35   Onvacation   2020 Oct 3, 1:30pm  

ThatGuy says
I'd vote third party (libertarian)

Who's the candidate?
36   Onvacation   2020 Oct 3, 1:33pm  

MrEd says
Mask deniers make rocks look like rocket scientists LOL

True believers can't be convinced.

Once they have it in their head that catastrophe is imminent even evidence to the contrary will not change their minds.
37   RWSGFY   2020 Oct 3, 1:37pm  

Hircus says
I do remember all the "expert" talking heads told me so many times that if Trump won, it would be chaos and doomsday.


Not just any expert - a full-blown Nobel prize winner!
38   B.A.C.A.H.   2020 Oct 3, 2:19pm  

Hircus says
Think you got it backwards. It fell while Hillary was expected, when Trump won it surged.


Hmmm..... thank you for sharing. I remembered there was some kind of drama.

OK then, stock market will plunge, very short term.
39   Booger   2020 Oct 3, 5:36pm  

Pence becomes president, then appointments Trump Jr as VP. Then Pence resigns, and Trump Jr becomes President. Trump Jr then picks Pence as VP. Trump Jr gets re-elected in 2024.
40   HeadSet   2020 Oct 3, 7:30pm  

AU79 says
Online Betting Websites Place ODDS Of Trump Dying From Corona At 33%!


That means that twice as many people are betting that Trump will live. The generic claim of a "74 year old with heart problems" does not apply to Trump.

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