A number of you have asked me what actually would occur if Mrs. Clinton’s health issues force her to drop out.
The New York Post today has a good summary of what would occur:
If Hillary Clinton has to drop out before Election Day, the Democratic National Committee would pick a successor — and it wouldn’t have to be running mate Tim Kaine. What would really complicate matters is if a nominee had to drop out when ballots have already been cast. The Electoral College would then select the next president. If the electors couldn’t agree, the House of Representatives would make the selection.
Of course, within the latter scenario is tremendous complication given the politicking and chaos that would attend either the Electoral College or the House trying to pick a president. Who knows what kind of civil unrest would result if the pick angers large segments of the deeply divided public, which would seem likely.