What if ...... Sanders ran as an Independent?

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    Dec 19, 2015 4:49 AM GMT
    Look like there's getting to be some bad blood between the DNC and Bernie Sanders. Think of the consequences of that.

    Better yet, what if Trump also ran as an Independent and no one got to 270 come election day.
  • Apparition

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    Dec 19, 2015 4:59 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidLook like there's getting to be some bad blood between the DNC and Bernie Sanders. Think of the consequences of that.

    Better yet, what if Trump also ran as an Independent and no one got to 270 come election day.


    that would be the best thing ever. can obama run again if they hold an election and then the next one he can run? not sure if non consecutive runs are allowed.

    If nobody ran, and they ran again oprah would jump in and win
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    Dec 19, 2015 5:17 AM GMT
    Apparition said
    freedomisntfree saidLook like there's getting to be some bad blood between the DNC and Bernie Sanders. Think of the consequences of that.

    Better yet, what if Trump also ran as an Independent and no one got to 270 come election day.


    that would be the best thing ever. can obama run again if they hold an election and then the next one he can run? not sure if non consecutive runs are allowed.

    If nobody ran, and they ran again oprah would jump in and win


    22nd amendment. Two terms total for POTUS or if the POTUS dies while in office or resigns with less than half of his term left then the succeeding president can serve the remainder of that term, again is less than two years and run twice.

    LBJ was going to run in 1968 and could.

    Although the amendment was ratified in 1951 it didn't apply to the incumbent so technically Truman could have run in 1952, but choose not in light of his poll numbers. Actually, it's more complicated than just that, but I've typed enough for the day.
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    Dec 19, 2015 5:18 AM GMT
    Ok, here

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

    This should explain it pretty well.
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    Dec 19, 2015 5:30 AM GMT
    Apparition said
    freedomisntfree saidLook like there's getting to be some bad blood between the DNC and Bernie Sanders. Think of the consequences of that.

    Better yet, what if Trump also ran as an Independent and no one got to 270 come election day.


    that would be the best thing ever. can obama run again if they hold an election and then the next one he can run? not sure if non consecutive runs are allowed.

    If nobody ran, and they ran again oprah would jump in and win


    And btw, if no one reaches 270 then the House chooses the next POTUS. As with everything, there's more detail to it than just that, but I'm sure we'll have the RJ expert on everything stop by and straighten us all out.
  • rnch

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    Dec 19, 2015 7:02 AM GMT
    Doesn't matter.

    He won't be elected POTUS next year.
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    Dec 19, 2015 8:08 AM GMT
    rnch saidDoesn't matter.

    He won't be elected POTUS next year.


    Let's hope you're right.