‘Expect emergency DNC meeting to CONSIDER replacement for Hillary,’ Dem operatives say

The idea of Hillary Clinton dropping out of the presidential race may have become a real possibility.

Clinton collapsed during a 9/11 commemoration ceremony in New York City on Sunday that was caught on video by several people from different angles and none of them looked good.

The campaign’s official explanation was that Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, a fact that she kept hidden.

Former MSNBC and Al Jazeera America anchor David Shuster tweeted that Americans should expect the DNC to convene an emergency meeting to consider replacing Clinton on the ballot.

Despite any reservation the party may now have for the person, hacked emails showed, they rigged the primary for, Clinton cannot be forced out and would have to resign herself.

But just what would happen if Clinton took herself out of the race?

According to the DNC bylaws the party does have the authority to replace Clinton under that circumstance.

Article 2, section 1 of the Rules and Bylaws of the Democratic Party states that the DNC has the authority to fill vacancies in the nominations for president and vice president. “The Democratic National Committee shall have general responsibility for the affairs of the Democratic Party between National Conventions, subject to the provisions of the Charter and to the resolutions or other official actions of the National Convention. This responsibility shall include, but not be limited to … Filling vacancies in the nominations for the office of the President and Vice President,” reads Article 2.1(c).

Article 2, section 7 states, ” a special meeting to fill a vacancy on the National ticket shall be held on the call of the Chairperson, who shall set the date for such meeting in accordance with the procedural rules provided for in Article Two, Section 8(d) of these Bylaws.” Article 2, section 8(d) reads, “all questions before the Democratic National Committee shall be determined by majority vote of those members present and voting in person or by proxy.”


If she had to step aside after the electors voted but before inauguration the same rules would apply as if she were already in the White House, according to the 20th Amendment. The vice president-elect, in this case Sen. Tim Kaine, would step in and become president.


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