If Joe Biden Wins The Nomination But Suffers Cognitive Decline, The DNC Could Get Their Coronation Afterall

Dawn Papple
Sep 6, 2019 · 3 min read

Though I supported Senator Sanders in 2016 and Congresswoman Gabbard in this race, I know that I would have felt comfortable with Vice President Biden as my President. During the last two years of his voting history in Congress, Joe Biden’s ACLU score for siding with conservatives was a perfect zero.

Yet, a Biden presidency seems unlikely, even if a Biden nomination seems possible. See, all signs point towards the Democratic establishment using this man’s name recognition so that they can handpick the POTUS after the National Convention. I believe it is possible that the Democratic establishment, unbeknownst to former Vice President Biden, could be planning on a Biden win strictly so that they can create a vacancy on the ticket that only they can fill.

Once former Vice President Biden is on the ticket, the Democratic establishment could declare him too cognitively unfit to fulfill his role. This would leave a vacancy on the ticket.

As Vice President Biden seems to be struggling with memory and speech tasks, is he also being used by a Party he supported for decades? Perhaps Biden does have early stages of dementia, or perhaps he is just stressed. Regardless, I believe that if Biden wins the nomination, they will find a way to remove him from the ticket “due to a decline in health.”

After this vacancy is established, the Democrats are free to arbitrarily replace Biden with whomever they want.

Consider how the Democrats fill vacancies on their tickets:

“Filling a Vacancy on the National Ticket: In the event of death, resignation or disability of a nominee of the Party for President or Vice President after the adjournment of the National Convention, the National Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee shall confer with the Democratic leadership of the United States Congress and the Democratic Governors Association and shall report to the Democratic National Committee, which is authorized to fill the vacancy or vacancies.”

So, to be clear, the vacancy would be decided by Tom Perez (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Steny Hoyer (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Jim Clyburn (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Chuck Schumer (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Dick Durbin (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), and the DGA will decide on their own who will be our Democratic nominee.

Consider that in 2016, Donna Brazille, the Interim Chair for the DNC at the time who replaced Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had seriously considered replacing Hillary Clinton with Joe Biden even though Biden hadn’t even run for president that year. While Brazile couldn’t unilaterally make that decision, a non-candidate had been seriously considered when Hillary’s health was in question after a fall.

The point is, if Joe Biden is our nominee and is subsequently removed from the ticket, the voters have no remaining say in who becomes the President. Then, as foreshadowed in the DNC fraud lawsuit, the Democratic establishment would become completely free to coronate the candidate of their own choosing in the metaphorical smoke-filled back rooms of the DNC.

Dawn Papple

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