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Old 03-22-2020, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by RioRico View Post
If enough members of Congress (both houses) die, can the survivors vote a POTUS dictatorial powers "to deal with the crisis", essentially suspending the Constitution? Especially if a few of SCOTUS croak too. Are we Dopers short-sighted to only consider governors' decrees?
If members of Congress die, there will be special elections (for the Reps and some Senate seats) or appointments (for other Senate seats). The state governors have the power to keep Congress well-stocked.
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