If the president were to die today, what happens in terms of the election?
I know that if the president were to die, the vice president becomes president. What happens in regards to the nomination to run for president for the incumbent’s party? Does the vice president automatically get the nod? Does the national committee for that party get together in some kind of emergency session to officially nominate the vice president for president?
Also, has this ever happened in the United States?
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