What Happens if a Big Chunk of Congress is Killed?
Well, apparently there’s currently no real plan, but Congress is working on one. The plan is to hold special elections within 45 days should 100 or more Congressmen and Congresswomen be killed. But, based on the following description, they may have failed to consider something:
Fearing that terrorists might target Congress, the House on Thursday approved a bill to set up speedy special elections if 100 or more of its members are killed … The measure would require special elections within 45 days of the House speaker confirming that a catastrophic event had left at last 100 of the 435 seats vacant.
At least the odds are around 75% that the plan would work for the minimal triggering catastrophe.