Understanding What Happens if Hillary Clinton is Unable to Become President at any Time Before the Inauguration

In response to an inquiry that led a visitor to Heal Our Land regarding what would happen if Hillary Clinton is indicted now that she’s the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, I thought it would be helpful to share information I dug up a while back. I was actually trying to figure out how she could be double-crossed by President Obama since I’ve never thought he really wants Hillary Clinton to succeed him as president. However, she probably has just as much dirt on him as he has on her, and then those pesky Bernie Sanders’ supporters had to be taken into account as well.

So based on my assumption, whether right or wrong, I wanted to know what would happen if Hillary Clinton was unable to be inaugurated for any reason after the election on November 8, 2016 if she won (since the Bernie Sanders’ supporters would be irrelevant once they helped elect her). And I found out that if there’s a need to replace Hillary Clinton after the election and before the Electoral College votes on December 19,2016, the Democratic National Committee would choose her successor. But if she needed to be replaced after the Electoral College votes, her vice-president would then be inaugurated as President of the United States.

My interest was also based on thinking President Obama really wanted Joe Biden to succeed him, but when Tim Kaine was announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, I was persuaded that he’s the one President Obama wants to succeed him if not Hillary Clinton. That’s because Tim Kaine was at the top of President Obama’s list when he was choosing a running mate, but he lacked the foreign policy experience of Joe Biden as Governor of Virginia. However, any concerns about that have been resolved now that Senator Kaine has served on the Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee since being elected to the U.S. Senate. In any case, if for any reason Hillary Clinton needed to be replaced between now and the Inauguration on January 20, 2017, the Democratic National Committee would choose her replacement prior to the Electoral College vote on December 19th, and Senator Tim Kaine would be inaugurated as president if necessary after the Electoral College votes.

Hopefully, that answers that question for the visitor who came to the site searching for that information, as well as for anyone else who might have similar thoughts or questions. Of course, that’s even more relevant with the apparent decline of Hillary Clinton’s health.

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