What Could Happen if Hillary Clinton is Indicted?

hillary-clinton-scaredFrom Tara Ross (http://www.taraross.com/), on Facebook:

This Saturday’s presidential trivia! This week’s questions are a series of “true or false” scenarios prompted by questions in my news feed during the past 24 hours. 🙂

(1) True or False? A person who has been indicted (or even a convicted felon) can be elected President.

(2) True or False? Presidential electors must vote for the popular vote winner in their state.

(3) True or False? With 10 days to go before the election, it is too late to replace a nominee’s name on the ballot.

Answers below the fold!

(1) QUESTION: True or False? A person who has been indicted (or even a convicted felon) can be elected President.

ANSWER: True. The Constitution doesn’t provide too many restrictions on who may be elected President. If the felon is a natural born citizen aged 35 years old or older, and if that felon has been living in the United States for at least 14 years and hasn’t previously been elected to two terms in office….. Well, that person is eligible. Having said that, a person who has been impeached and convicted may not be elected to a new federal office. Not only Presidents but also “all civil Officers of the United States” can be impeached. Some scholars argue that both current AND former officeholders are subject to impeachment. It gives Congress a tool to prevent abusers of government power from returning to a position of power.

(2) QUESTION: True or False? Presidential electors must vote for the popular vote winner in their state.

ANSWER: Possibly False. Many states have laws that attempt to bind electors to the winner of their popular votes. Those laws have never been tested in court, but many scholars believe that the laws may be unconstitutional. This question opens a whole Pandora’s Box of possibilities (AND problems). More complete information here: http://www.taraross.com/2016/10/electoral-college-qa-who-are-the-electors-how-are-they-appointed-are-they-bound-to-the-popular-vote-winner/

(3) QUESTION: True or False? With 10 days to go before the election, it is too late to replace a nominee’s name on the ballot.

ANSWER: False. When you cast your ballot on Election Day, you aren’t really voting for the candidates themselves. You are actually casting your ballot for a slate of electors (either Republican, Democrat or third party). If the RNC or DNC were to decide to replace its nominee with someone new, then the electors would simply vote for this new candidate during the meetings of the electors on December 19. The bigger issue would be educating voters and reminding them that they are actually voting for the slate of electors, not for the name they see listed on their ballot. Please note that states also retain some power in this area, regardless of what the RNC and DNC decide. For instance, they could potentially allow electors to vote for a vice presidential nominee in place of a presidential nominee.



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15 Responses to What Could Happen if Hillary Clinton is Indicted?

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    Well……….that’s disturbing.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Bill(BJ) Clinton was convicted of perjury…….convicted felon……. I think, while President ……

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lovely says:

    1) Comey was faced with a Joint resolution of no confidence at the bureau.

    2) Comey was sent evidence from the NY investigation that would be leaked if Comey did not act.

    3) There has to be compelling evidence in the emails discover by the NY pedophile/Weiner investigation that incriminates Hillary.

    4) Huma is facing criminal charges.

    5) FBI Senior officials are seething with Comey see James Kallstrom.


    6) Comey controlled the entire FBI investigation of Hillary’s emails and handpicked the minions who had small roles.

    7) Hillary couldn’t remember 39 things because of a head injury but Comey required no doctor records.

    8) This is the Caine Mutiny and Comey is Captain Queeg. Comey is on a downward spiral. (This is the second person to say that Comey is mentally unwell.)

    Liked by 1 person

    • michellc says:

      My opinion is that it’s so bad that he couldn’t hide it because local LE know it and either they or FBI agents told him either you do it or we’re going to the people and spilling the beans right after we lock both women up along with the perverted husband.

      My other thought is that he’s helping Hillary and by Monday is going to say it was a big nothing burger so ignore all those wikileaks, they’re another nothing burger.

      Liked by 1 person

      • lovely says:

        It is either or.

        Lynch is refusing to give the FBI a search warrant for the emails on the Huma/Weiner device.

        The laptop may disappear.

        Comey may say “Whoops my mistake!” on Monday giving the MSM an entire week to mock Trump’s response. This is either a set up by Team Clinton or the real deal.

        I no longer know what to believe. Conventional legal parameters are irrelevant.

        Report: The FBI still doesn’t have a warrant to review new emails related to the Clinton investigation



        • michellc says:

          I don’t trust Comey and honestly don’t know who could. So if it’s legit then it’s because it’s too big for him to claim no intent so no charges. So he’s throwing a bone to others in LE to keep them from spilling the beans to really hurt Hillary.

          I’m torn, seeing Hillary and democrats demanding to release what they got has me thinking it might be a set up, but then it could also be a smokescreen to make voters think it’s nothing or they wouldn’t want it released.

          If it’s a set up I think we’ll know in a few days. If it’s not I don’t think we’ll be seeing the outcome of the investigation until after the election.

          Liked by 1 person

  4. Wooly Phlox says:


    Like I said earlier on the open thread.

    “Vote early before more dirt on me comes out. Hurry!” — Hillz

    Liked by 1 person

  5. lovely says:

    Remember this man is voting for Hillary.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. nyetneetot says:

    What Could Happen if Hillary Clinton is Indicted?

    A new, three day federal holiday?


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