Helpful guide to how/when GOP can dump Trump

Helpful guide to how/when GOP can dump Trump

[Ed. – Not that these people are pulling out all the stops or anything.  Look, if you’re cool with Hillary winning, you don’t give a flip about the Constitution, limited government, the rule of law, or the American way of life.  So you can’t impress me with any attitudinizing about Trump.  There’s something else at work among leftists who can’t fathom having Trump as the president.  Trump would be no worse than Hillary in regard to all the things people proclaim themselves so alarmed about.]

[S]uppose, on top of his Gold Star-family insulting, almost-treason encouraging, and baby expelling, Trump were to really cross some line, whatever that might be, and GOP leaders decide they can’t support him anymore. Nor do they just want to disown the Republican nominee; suppose they want him off the ballot. Could they do it? …

I asked Nathaniel Persily, Stanford law professor and a pre-eminent scholar of election law (and, lucky for me, an old friend), what would happen if Trump were to quit, or to be formally dumped by the GOP. Could someone else be the Republican choice for president?

His answer? “Yes—but it depends on timing.” And there are three sets of rules that affect what would happen next.

1. Party Rules …

The Republican Party rules states that “the Republican National Committee is hereby authorized and empowered to fill any and all vacancies which may occur by reason of death, declination, or otherwise of the Republican candidate for President of the United States or the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States.”

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