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Obama remains in office: Is it possible?

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posted on Nov, 1 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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This is just a theory, completely speculative.

Is it possible that no matter who wins Congress, or the President through executive decision could prevent that person from taking office based on criminal allegations, or possible charges?

All of Clintons corruption coming to light, Trumps sexual onslaught in the press and tumors of his possible "treasonous" ties to Russia? Is it possible our government could say...no way are either of you taking office...instead we'all leave this Obama guy here for awhile longer till we can do this all again?

Just a thought...

Mods, apologies if this is in the wrong forum.




posted on Nov, 1 2016 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: Assassin82

Nope, secondary from the winning party step's in.



posted on Nov, 1 2016 @ 03:53 PM
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There is no authority for Congress to do that. The US Constitution rules here. it says when the current President must leave office. It says that the President can only serve two terms. It says how an election must be held (and it IS being held as we speak.) If the electoral vote goes awry and no one gets 270 then Congress may have to choose the President (from the top three), but that's the only legal way Congress can intercede. Martial Law would have to be declared before the scenario you suggest could happen and even if that happened, the military might not go along with it. Obama is not all that popular with the military.



posted on Nov, 1 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: Assassin82
No, if he tried to take over he would be lynched in a public square as a traitor of the United States.



posted on Nov, 1 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

you usually have good info, in a case like this, if Hillary was to be indicted before the election, and the DNC wanted to remove her,

1. could they?
2. who could legally be put in place"?
3. how would the voting process work with such little time left?

These are just the basic questions, and anyone with constitutional law knowledge would be a gold mine here.



posted on Nov, 1 2016 @ 04:07 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: schuyler

you usually have good info, in a case like this, if Hillary was to be indicted before the election, and the DNC wanted to remove her,

1. could they?
2. who could legally be put in place"?
3. how would the voting process work with such little time left?

These are just the basic questions, and anyone with constitutional law knowledge would be a gold mine here.


There is no way an indictment would come before the election. Comey has already said he isn't planning on finishing the review of the emails before the election.

Plus, he has said that he won't comment about the case anymore before the election.



posted on Nov, 1 2016 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: network dude

It would be Kaine, in the event Clinton was elected but was unavailable to serve. For legal reasons or otherwise.

This question is asked at least once a week here. The OP could have easily done a search.



posted on Nov, 1 2016 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: network dude

It would be Kaine, in the event Clinton was elected but was unavailable to serve. For legal reasons or otherwise.

This question is asked at least once a week here. The OP could have easily done a search.


Fair enough. I was lazy and didn't do a search. Didn't see the topic hit the main page amongst all the other political posts. Lazy on my part. Nonetheless, thanks for the input.



posted on Nov, 1 2016 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: Assassin82

No worries.

The same stuff came up last election and before that at the end of Bush's second term. I wouldn't be surprised to learn this concern was raised at every election we've had.



posted on Nov, 1 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Assassin82

Nope, secondary from the winning party step's in.


Vice-Presidential succession only happens after inauguration.

Here's a thought. Trump screams, "The election is rigged! The election is rigged!" All Obama has to do is say, "OK, you're right, Donald. And we can't have a rigged election so we'll just cancel it. We can't have a rigged election." And since the Constitution has no provisions about what to do in such a case, a Constitutional Amendment will be necessary. The last Amendment to be ratified (the 27th Amendment) took 202 years to ratify. Donald should be careful about what he wishes for.



posted on Nov, 1 2016 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: F4guy

NAH we saw that one ,already ...HE'S going for the root of the issue.



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