Democrats could follow a three-step political process to replace President Joe Biden, 81, with an alternative candidate on their 2024 slate, according to top editors at Policy described Monday.
The article highlights the slim but possible opportunity for Democrats to replace Biden after special counsel Hur said he would not pursue the president for stealing classified documents because he is an “elderly man with a bad memory “.
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Reported alternatives include Vice President Kamala Harris, failed two-time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, who struggles with mental health issues.
“For the curious, the Democratic Party has several easy ways to get rid of Biden and replace him with a potentially less senile and less corrupt candidate,” Molly Hemingway, editor-in-chief of the Federalist, job The politicians article on X. “The challenges are fundamentally just political, not procedural. »
The political process in three stages, according to PolicyCharlie Mahtesian, senior political editor, and Steven Shepard, senior campaign and elections editor and chief polling analyst, are not including a “late white knight candidate” due to filing deadlines. Primary access deadlines will be passed by the end of the month in all but six states and Washington, DC. These include Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon and South Dakota.
Mahtesian and Shepard described the political process to replace Biden:
1. Biden must step down voluntarily before the Democratic National Convention
According to Policy:
Biden would announce that he would not accept the nomination and would release his delegates to support another candidate. He could insist that he is still fit to serve another term, but that he accepts public concerns about a president who would be 86 at the end of a second term. He could remind voters that he always said he was a bridge to a future generation of Democratic leaders. The economy is on track, he might note, and claim that he defeated Trump once and protected American democracy. He fulfilled his duty.
2. Delegates nominate a new candidate for convention
Heading into the convention, Biden would still remain a kingmaker. If the rest of the primaries went the way South Carolina and Nevada did, the vast majority of convention delegates would favor Biden. They are not legally required to support the president — or anyone he might support to replace him on the ticket — but those people have reportedly been vetted by the Biden campaign, and many would likely follow his lead if he supported a candidate. .
3. Tie up stray ends
Each faction in the party would attempt to use the unprecedented situation to their advantage. The potential field could be expanded – including not only Democratic candidates in the 2020 election, but also others who recognize the Democratic nomination may not open again until 2032. …A late Biden departure from the ticket would constitute a logistical nightmare for States. Overseas military ballots are expected to take place in some locations just weeks after the convention ends, and in-person early voting will begin as early as Sept. 20 in Minnesota and South Dakota. Yes, technically, Americans vote for electors, not presidential candidates — but any post-conventional effort to replace Biden would likely end up in court if votes had already been cast under the name “Joseph R. Biden Jr.” on the ballot.
The challenge of replacing Biden is not easy. An alternative candidate does not seem obvious. Harris’ approval rating is lower than Biden’s. Election denier Hillary already lost once to former President Donald Trump, and Michelle Obama doesn’t seem interested in the job.
Biden continues to insist on running for a second term. He believes he is the only Democrat capable of defeating Trump, even though 54% of Democratic primary voters prefer an alternative.
“Would you run if Trump didn’t run?” » a reporter asked Biden in December.
“I expected that,” Biden responded. “But he runs, and – I just – I have to run.”
“If Trump wasn’t running, I’m not sure I would be,” Biden said, adding that Democrats “can’t let him (Trump) win.”
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Wendell Husebo is a political reporter at Breitbart News and a former GOP War Room analyst. He is the author of Politics of slave morality. Follow Wendell on “X” @WendellHusebø or on Social truth @WendellHusebo.