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

By ThatGuy follow ThatGuy   2020 Oct 2, 8:35pm 631 views   50 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


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

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11   ThatGuy   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 2, 10:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   just_passing_through   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 2, 10:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Yeah, I get that.

I suspect it would solidify his base even more and most would still vote his ticket.
13   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 2, 10:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 2, 10:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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



I'm sure it's possible.
15   TrumpingTits   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 2, 10:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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.   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 2, 10:37pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag      

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

The stock market will skyrocket.
17   komputodo   ignore (3)   2020 Oct 2, 10:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

ThatGuy says
Jo Jorgensen gets 10% of the vote.

Iwog gets 0.001%
18   ThatGuy   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 2, 11:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (7)   2020 Oct 2, 11:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 2, 11:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Don Jr. has the same name, so maybe he steps into his father's spot.
21   Hircus   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 2, 11:42pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 3, 12:44am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I think a lot of folks would take up playing custom Minecraft server.
23   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 3, 12:52am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (2)   2020 Oct 3, 3:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   TrumpingTits   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 3, 7:30am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 3, 7:49am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (3)   2020 Oct 3, 8:51am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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.   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 3, 9:00am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 3, 9:08am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 3, 10:43am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 3, 11:15am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   just_passing_through   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 3, 11:20am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   TrumpingTits   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 3, 1:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (5)   2020 Oct 3, 1:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

ThatGuy says
I'd vote third party (libertarian)

Who's the candidate?
36   Onvacation   ignore (5)   2020 Oct 3, 1:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   FuckCCP89   ignore (5)   2020 Oct 3, 1:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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.   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 3, 2:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (7)   2020 Oct 3, 5:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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   ignore (2)   2020 Oct 3, 7:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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.
41   just_passing_through   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 3, 8:15pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Booger says
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.


After that space force is fully activated. A young skywalker is born.
42   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 4, 6:26am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

TrumpingTits says
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.

And in the meantime all the news is about Trump having Corona. Even if Biden was campaigning, the main coverage is still Trump as he sits in a hospital. Trump getting rona is probably going to bump him a point or two in the BS polls.
43   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2020 Oct 4, 2:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

When you throttle Irony like that, Biden might die before the election. Trump is returning home tomorrow.
Biden must get the tube and wait and pray for a vaccine. Per Fauci, because nothing is effective.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/joe-biden-okay-biden-starts-day-off-calling-lid-seen-video-runny-nose-video/
44   MAGA   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 5, 8:37am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick for President
45   TrumpingTits   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 5, 3:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WookieMan says
And in the meantime all the news is about Trump having Corona. Even if Biden was campaigning, the main coverage is still Trump as he sits in a hospital. Trump getting rona is probably going to bump him a point or two in the BS polls.

AND new polls are coming out where 40% of Democrats are all but partying that he has it. Polls which are getting reported.
46   Shaman   ignore (2)   2020 Oct 5, 3:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Well Trump is Trump and he’s taking the tack that Covid is no big thing when set against the therapeutics we have to combat it today.
Although I do think he’s just high on Dexamethasone and feeling good. That drug alone will probably turn around almost any Covid infection and clear up lung issues. High altitude mountain climbers use it to keep their lungs clear and not water logged as can happen when scaling very high mountains over a course of days and weeks.

Trump isn’t bowing to the Covid fear, he’s turning that tale on its head and modeling the optimist’s course through the pandemic. Basically, he’s saying that Covid is easily beaten now.

What happens when they harvest Trump’s plasma and clone it so they can offer Trumpian “tiger blood” for anyone battling Covid?
47   GreaterNYCDudeIsLookingForAJob   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 5, 3:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

So what if Pence gets it next after the VP debate?

(Not that I want to see that happen.)

Suddenly well go from "keep 6 ft apart to keep 18 ft apart... in full hazmat suits"

Don't get me wrong I'm not trying to downplay this... but it is strange to see the amount of caution (or lack there of) generally fall along political lines.

Its a shame really. What ever happened to we all isolate for 14 days and this goes away? Or Flatten the curve. Now it's wait for a vaccine... but we can't rush a vaccine. Masks work, not they don't, yes they do...

Ugh. Its clear they are making it up as the go and have no real idea what "best practices" are or are not effective; except washing your hands regularly which is just common sense.
48   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 5, 5:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If Trump dies before election (or is "deathly ill" by November) I predict Trump voters will mostly stay home and Biden will win. If the Dems grab the upper and lower houses as well as the oval office, that'll be the end of the country as we know it... next stop: Venezuela or Civil War II.
49   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 5, 5:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Here are my predictions:

- Trump and Melania get better, remain fine after that
- public consciousness starts to turn from "OMG we're all going to die!" to "huh, only 0.26% of the people who get this die, and they are all obese or in very poor health"
- the media desperately hypes the "OMG we're all going to die!" yet again and BIGGER AND LOUDER
- even more people realize the MSM is complete and utter bullshit, turning to the National Enquirer for much higher quality news than the MSM
- Trump wins by an even bigger margin than he would have otherwise
50   Onvacation   ignore (5)   2020 Oct 5, 5:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
turning to the National Enquirer for much higher quality news than the MSM

The reptilian overlords are real, you know.

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