So I was thinking the same should hold true for an election. So I looked up the grounds for an annulment of a marriage in the Catholic church. We could incorporate some of these as part of a constitutional amendment.
For example, the document I found starts like this:
Grounds for Marriage Annulment in the Catholic Church There are very well defined canonical grounds for Marriage Annulment. Once these have been established marriage Annulment can proceed. It is important to understand the grounds for Marriage Annulment before making application, and if in doubt you should consult your local priest.
So what are some of the grounds that might apply here?
- Insufficient use of reason (Canon 1095, 10)
- Grave lack of discretionary judgment concerning essential
matrimonial[presidential] rights and duties (Canon 1095, 20)
- Psychic-natured incapacity to assume
marital[presidential] obligations (Canon 1095, 30)
- Ignorance about the nature of
marriage[presidency] (Canon 1096, sec. 1)
- Error about a quality of a person (Canon 1097, sec. 2)
- Fear (1103)
I think most of my readers can figure out the logic one could use to argue most of these. But there's one more that might need a little clarification because the metaphor is not perfect. While the Catholics talk about marriage and then "you or your spouse", we're talking about the 'election' in part and the 'presidency' in part. And the 'you' here is the 'voters' and the 'new president' is the spouse. But after the election, we have to talk about the nature of the presidency.
With that in mind, I offer one more ground for an annulment:
- Willful exclusion of
marital[presidential] fidelity (Canon 1101, 12)
My thinking here is that the president thought he could take on the presidency and still keep his old partner (the Trump businesses). I think that qualifies as willful exclusion of presidential fidelity. He's just put his businesses in his sons' houses where he can sneak a visit any time he goes over for dinner.