AP Explains: What happens if a candidate for president dies?

Can political parties replace a candidate who dies? Yes, but not this close to Election Day. … “It would be impossible to change ballots at this time without delaying the election and starting the voting process over again,” said Richard Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. “I don’t think Congress is going to do that.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]