The 2020 presidential race appears so close that its possible neither President Donald Trump nor Joe Biden could win enough states to get to 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. If neither candidate wins a majority of the electoral votes, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, gets to pick the winner. A truly terrifying thought considering we all know she’d pick Biden even if Trump wins the popular vote and gets more electoral votes than him.
Worst of all, it would be perfectly legal for her to pick the next president. The Constitution’s 12th Amendment states that “if no person have such majority (in the Electoral College), then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President.”
There are 538 Electoral College votes and it takes 270 votes to win. In the 2016 election, Pres. Trump earned 304 electoral votes, Hillary Clinton 227, Gen. Colin Powell 3, John Kasich 1, Ron Paul 1, and Faith Spotted Eagle 1. Given the widespread cheat-by-mail tactics being deployed by Democrats and the growing likelihood Election Day will be followed by weeks of vote-counting and protracted litigation, this election creates the very real possibility that no candidate reaches the 270-vote threshold. That would allow Nancy Pelosi to stage a coup.
“The Constitution says that a candidate must receive a majority of the state delegations to win,” Pelosi reportedly stated. “We must achieve that majority of delegations or keep the Republicans from doing so.”
But the rub is that when the vote moves to the House, the playing field is leveled. Rather than liberal California trampling Montana 55 to 3 votes, each state receives only one vote. The Founding Fathers understood the importance of states’ rights when selecting a president. The bad news for Nancy Pelosi is that the majority in the House right now is not in Democrats favor. President Trump recently pointed out that Republicans currently hold an edge despite a left-wing majority.
“And I don’t want to end up in the Supreme Court and I don’t want to go back to Congress either, even though we have an advantage if we go back to Congress — does everyone understand that?” President Trump reportedly said. “I think it’s 26 to 22 or something because it’s counted one vote per state, so we actually have an advantage. Oh, they’re going to be thrilled to hear that.”
Republicans currently hold a lead in Florida and swing states such as Pennsylvania and Michigan appear to be wild cards. By that same token, Democrats hold a thin lead in Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, and New Hampshire, among others that could fall apart. It’s just as likely that Democrats lose a state majority or two instead of gain them in the election.
But what’s particularly troubling is that it appears Pelosi plans to subvert the U.S. Constitution. The 12th Amendment indicates that the House must “immediately” choose a winner. President Trump correctly stated that Republicans have 26 of the 50 votes if the House is forced to decide the election winner. Democrats enjoy only 22, with Pennsylvania tied and Michigan entrenched in a delegation plurality. To subvert that Pelosi has been scheming to direct efforts to secure 26 state votes.
How will she do this? To get to 26 or a majority, Democrats need to win more seats in the House. If Democrats win the necessary states in the House on November 3rd, she will refuse to vote until the next Congress is seated in January. The Constitution says the House must vote “immediately” but it doesn’t say within 30 days or within 90 days. Pelosi can wait until after January to secure the votes she needs to declare Biden the winner.
After the Russian Collusion witch hunt and phony impeachment not based on a “high crime or misdemeanor,” it’s abundantly clear Democrats have no intention of acting fairly.