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  •  I'll give it a shot (none)
    Let's say that the hacker came forth, provided the evidence to Dan Rather, and could demonstrate exactly how many votes he stole and that his activities alone changed the outcome of the election.

    So, there is no dispute, in this hypothetical situation.

    Now, based on the constitution, there is no mechanism for replacing Bush other than impeachment.  Impeachment is supposed to be for high crimes and misdemeanors, but it can be used for any reason.  Even if Bush didn't know anything about the plot, impeachment could be used to remove him.  Or he could resign.

    As for Kerry, there is no mechanism to put him in office.  But it could be done like this.

    Kerry resigns as Senator.
    A Massachusetts house member resigns their post.
    The Massachusetts Governor appoints Kerry to fill the house seat.
    The House elects Kerry as Speaker.
    Bush resigns.
    Cheney resigns.
    Kerry take office.

    Other than that, Congress could pass emergency legislation providing for Kerry to assume office.  If challenged, the Supreme Court could uphold it as an exceptional circumstance, and say the law does not create a precedent.

    The Oval Office: Because there are no corners, there is nowhere to make the President sit when he has shamed the nation.

    by BooMan23 on Wed Feb 09, 2005 at 06:55:16 PM PST

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