What would happen if an incumbent President who's up for re-election drops out during the race?
If for example an incumbent president who's been in office for about 3 years is running for re-election but had to drop out during the middle of the Presidential race due to personal or health reasons.
The president announces that he/she would have to drop out of the race and not seek re-election but will remain in office till the end of his/her term.
Would the party have to hold a short notice primary, would his/her party pick a new nominee during the national convention or would the Vice President just become the new nominee?
- Huh?Lv 79 months agoFavourite answer
See LBJ, who dropped out after the New Hampshire primary. The primaries still pick the delegates to the convention where the party's nominees are officially chosen.
- FoofaLv 79 months ago
Study up on what happened when LBJ dropped out.
- Weasel McWeaselLv 79 months ago
well, it would then become a free for all, with everyone throwing their hat into the ring........and it would still be decided by the primaries in the last year before the election.
- RayalLv 79 months ago
Their political party would have to nominate a new candidate to head their party and run for the Presidency. This does not take a lot of thought.