What if John McCain had died yesterday?

Or Barack Obama, for that matter. What’s the protocol when a major-party nominee dies or becomes incapacitated before the election? Does the Veep step in, does the party reconvene to pick a new nominee, or what?

Also, how about if the president-elect dies after the election but before the inauguration?

Look at this current thread.

Since there already is a thread on this subject, I am closing this one.

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