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Electoral chaos might ensue if Biden or Trump is forced out of the race

Slate, Oct. 2, 2020

October 2, 2020

Electoral chaos might ensue if Biden or Trump is forced out of the race

Richard L. Hasen, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law and political science writes, “The bottom line is that if a party nominee dies or withdraws after being officially nominated for office, the national political parties—the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee—can choose a replacement candidate. If there were enough time, that new candidate’s name could appear on ballots and the election would go forward.”