Even as a pandemic has trapped voters and candidates indoors and consumed American politics, one key element of the presidential campaign may remain virtually unaltered: the vice presidential selection process.  Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has said he is modeling his vice presidential search after the efforts of past Democratic presidential campaigns, including the vetting discreetly helmed by Eric Holder and Caroline Kennedy in 2008 that yielded his own selection to President Barack Obama’s ticket. Biden must make the choice at an unprecedented time for American politics, when typical campaign rallies have been replaced with virtual town halls from his Delaware home. But while much of traditional campaigning is reliant on door knocking and voter interactions, the process that has informed recent vice presidential campaigns was done remotely to begin with.  Sources with insight into the “pre-vetting” process tell CBS News that Biden’s picks have further winnowed since March, when the former vice president told “The View” that his shortlist hovered around 11 women, citing the immense resources required to investigate each candidate.Five to eight candidates are now being seriously considered, CBS News has learned, though the sources said a “dark horse” candidate could be added. The former vice president has yet to publicly name who will lead


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