What Happens If Hillary Is Indicted?Posted: July 2, 2016
Someone else could step in to grab the nomination.
Alex Pfeiffer writes: The FBI is reportedly ready to interview Hillary Clinton Saturday, which brings up the question of who will be the Democratic nominee for president if the former secretary of state is indicted.
Clinton could always stay in the race and maintain her innocence. Clinton was asked in a March debate whether she will drop out if indicted. “Oh, for goodness — that’s not going to happen. I’m not even answering that question,” the former secretary of state responded.
Superdelegates who have pledged support to Clinton would be free to switch allegiance over to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders has remained in the Democratic nomination and still has 1,831 pledged delegates.
To win the Democratic nomination one needs to get the support of 2,383 total delegates, including the superdelegates already supporting him Sanders would have to get the backing of 504 of Clinton’s superdelegates.
But what if someone like Vice President Joe Biden would step into the Democrat race?
Richard E. Berg-Andersson of the delegate counting website The Green Papers laid out to The Daily Caller how this could happen.
Berg-Andersson said for this to happen “everything would have to break just right.” “It all would be very ‘old school’– as in late 19th Century/early 20th Century ‘smoke-filled room’ style,” the famed delegate counter added….(read more)
Source: The Daily Caller