Guy Gardener wrote:
From what's said in this thread...
Gerald Ford declined to finish off the disgraced Nixon's term.
The then speaker of the house must of as well.
Which forced a by-election.
That wouldn't be enough to force a by-election. It just would have gone to the next person in the line of succession (the president pro tempore of the Senate).
Your scenario would only work if U.S. law were different in the West Wing universe.