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Here’s how Trump’s positive coronavirus test has shaken up the campaign – plus what could happen next

MarketWatch, Oct. 2, 2020

October 2, 2020

Here’s how Trump’s positive coronavirus test has shaken up the campaign – plus what could happen next

The election is 32 days away. Could it be postponed? Congress could pass a bill delaying the election. Election law expert Rick Hasen said in a blog post that he finds it hard to believe that U.S. lawmakers would do that. What happens for the election if the president is incapacitated or dies? What’s most likely is that the election would take place on time with a deceased or incapacitated candidate’s name on the ballot, wrote Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine. “Then there would be a question [as to whether] legislatures would allow presidential electors of each state to vote for someone other than the deceased candidate,” he said.