Skip to comments.Why the Dems are Stuck with Cankles
Posted on 09/11/2016 7:20:32 PM PDT by LS
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What do the goobers at DU say about this?
I gotta hope there’s enough decency among the Bernie-ites that they would reject DNC’s replacement after they were lied to and the entire party disgraced itself by propping her up like this. Her VP mate is in on this complete fraud - the Bernie-ites should hate him as much as we do because he is betraying our country with this farce. Leave it to DNC to claim that the constitutional requirements are now an obsolete “living document” that needs to be rewritten in order for the media and the DNC to select our next “ruler.”
Remember that? Obama’s staff said he was “ready to rule.”
I wrote a response on the thread. I don’t think it works. This isn’t a dead candidate AFTER an election. This would be replacing someone in the MIDDLE of an election, after votes had been counted.
Just one singe person could bring a successful suit saying, “No, I didn’t vote for the D ‘electors,’ I voted for Cankles.” And he’d have a point.
Obama staying just isn’t gonna happen.
It seems like it’s new territory, and in a lawless time, that’s not good.
The practical problems are already too immense, especially when you consider that Dem voters aren’t the brightest (see 2000 Palm Beach County).
True, but what is good is that there are so many people at so many levels who have a stake in NOT changing the process, it won’t happen. Ds who are now leading, but in danger of slipping would oppose. R governors who aren’t total wimps would oppose (say Doucey in AZ, Abbot in TX). Just too many people with too much to lose on both sides.
The problem with the electoral college vote, and I have also written that it is actually determined by the electors themselves, is that it is only an issue with Hillary if Hillary wins the majority of electors in the election itself.
If she does, I find it hard to believe that she will willingly release them to vote for someone other than herself who will have just won an election.
Additionally, I agree with LS that this kind of situation will so depress/change the democrat turnout that it’s unlikely a democrat would win.
My real concern is some obscure clause in the constitution or some law that I might be missing regarding the president calling for new elections in the event of disruption of this election.
Is there any such thing that anyone knows of?
Also, read this very closely and imagine how a legal beagle could distort it:
“No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.”
I do not see it saying that a person cannot HOLD the office of president more than twice. It says they cannot be elected to that office more than twice.
We shall see. Unfortunately, these are Interesting Times.
DJT better have personal independent security. No doubt in my mind Obamatons infest the SS and would “neutralize” the threat to the Obama revolution.
“The practical problems are already too immense . . .”
You might be right about that (you make a good case in the post), and you’re certainly right about the level of sophistication of the average Dem voter, BUT what’s really the deciding factor is what the puppet-masters think. If Hilary starts to tank in the polls, who knows if Soros, the Wall Street insiders, the DNC apparatchiks, and the rest of that corrupt crew will start to panic - and people will resort to desperate measures once panic sets in.
Obama getting a third term would be such an open violation of the Constitution that it would not stand. Even Obama knows that.
That you for a very comforting analysis and I also look forward to hearing what the Great One has to say tomorrow
This is going to go to the USSC but Ginsburg is going to be forced to recuse
There is NO WAY,Hillary gives this up unless she`s dead....Annnnnnd even then
It’s late. That should have been Thank you for...
Really well thought out. Good read.
BEST ELECTION EVER..!!!
Well, not THAT late but it’s been a long day anyway.
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