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President Trump's positive COVID-19 test shakes up election, markets

Published October 5, 2020

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President Trump announced in a tweet shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Friday October 2 nd that he and the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) tested positive for COVID-19.  We look at the potential repercussions from this dramatic news in this Q&A.

  • What does this mean in the near term?
  • The Horse Race: Does this change the dynamics of the race?
  • What happens if Trump is temporarily incapacitated?
  • What happens if Trump dies or suddenly resigns before Election Day?
  • What happens if Biden tests positive and is unable or unwilling to run before Election Day?
  • Can the election be delayed?
  • What are the market implications?



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