And now the ink was barely dry on the media anointings of Joe Biden as the president-elect when hints of the next phase began to appear: articles explaining what would or should happen if the president-elect died before the inauguration. Are Kamala and her backers that restless already?

The Los Angeles Times actually started the ball rolling several days before the election with an editorial raising questions about the health of the candidate who was vigorously traversing the country and holding several rallies a day, not about the condition of the doddering, cloudy, stumbling candidate who spent the campaign calling lids and napping in his basement (we know now that as he said, this was at least in part because he didn’t need our votes to get elected): “Trump’s COVID infection spotlighted a problem: What happens if a president-elect dies?”



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