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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 month ago

Can there be a presidential election before a presidential election?

If Donald Trump is impeached does this mean the Vice President will take over? Or can we have a whole new presidential election early? Like can they have a presidential election now for a new president instead of in November 2020 or do we have to wait till then? 

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  • abdul
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Trump will be impeached in the house. The vote will be straight down party lines. The house will present their charges to the senate, and once again, party lines will acquit potus of all charges. Politics as usual. Then the house dems will piously claim they did their duty under the constitution, and yada yada yada.

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  • 1 month ago

    NO... Bill Clinton was impeached and still held office until the next election. Impeachment does not necessarily mean removal from office. IT just limits powers he has and give some of that power to the VP and house.

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No.  The US constitution is clear - elections are on fixed dates and you can't have one early.  This is what the VP is FOR - if anything happens to the president, he dies, gets killed, resigns or gets kicked out by the Senate after impeachment, the VP takes over.  As when JFK got assassinated in 1963 - no election, Lyndon Johnson was immediately sworn in as president.  Or when Richard Nixon resigned - Gerald Ford immediately became president.

    So if Trump is impeached AND the Senate convicts him of those charges after trial, you get President Pence.  Who will then have the chance to appoint his own VP.

    • LBJ also became POTUS immediately upon JFK's death. The hasty inauguration ceremony was really just a photo-op to reassure all of continuity of government.

      Ford became POTUS when Kissinger initialed Nixon's resignation. It happened, but wasn't constitutional. There's no provision for a resignation.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No.  Unlike a parliamentary democracy, the US doesn't have any provision for a special presidential election.  If the President is removed for whatever reason (death, resignation, impeachment) then they Vice President becomes President and serves out the rest of their term.

    • Clive
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      1 month agoReport

      Parliamentary democracies don't have provision for an election at this point either.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If Trump is impeached, he remains President.  Impeachment alone doesn’t remove him.  The Senate holds a trial and if 2/3 of the Senate votes to convict, THEN he’s removed and the Vice President becomes the new President.  There’s no new election until November 2020.

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  • 1 month ago

    We cannot have a new Presidential election early. If the President is removed from office, then the Vice President becomes President, and remains President until January 2021. Even if we had an early election, the winner still wouldn't be able to take office until January 2021.

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  • Frank
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Clearly, you are ANOTHER moron who doesn't understand IMPEACHMENT. It does NOT mean removal from office. Trump is NOT going anywhere. He is going to win reelection as well.

    To impeach is to indict...or accuse. In this cas the "accused" go before the SENATE and they have a TRIAL...and to convict there have to be 67 senators who vote to convict. Even then...they if they did...which they won't...the "sentence" does not have to be "removal from office".

    Bill Clinton WAS IMPEACHED. The senate did not convict...even though he was CLEARLY GUILTY of PERJURY!!!  Clinton is also a RAPIST. He has abused and harassed many women. He even raped HILLARY...how do you think CHELSEA was conceived?

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  • helene
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There is absolutely NO wiggle room on the dates of presidential elections. No matter what. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Vice President Putin will be president, then.

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  • David
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    LOLOL! You know next to nothing.

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  • 1 month ago

    Trump will not be removed from office so you can stop stressing about it. 

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