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Trump’s positive coronavirus test puts spotlight on presidential line of succession

MarketWatch, Oct. 2, 2020

October 2, 2020

Trump’s positive coronavirus test puts spotlight on presidential line of succession

“While things are not certain, what’s most likely [is] that the election would take place on time with the deceased or incapacitated candidate’s name on the ballot, and 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,” wrote Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine.