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Trump officially suggests delaying the election
Twitter ^ | 07/30/20 | Donald Trump

Posted on 07/30/2020 6:14:30 AM PDT by maxtheripper

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To: Jim Noble
The State Legislatures will appoint their electors, whether there is voting or not.

They would all need to change their voting laws to allow for that.

381 posted on 08/01/2020 1:44:33 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Sam Gamgee
Who takes over? The leader of the Senate?

President Pro Tem, who will be whoever Schumer and the Democrats appoint.

382 posted on 08/01/2020 1:46:33 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Why would they need to change their laws?

The power to appoint electors is plenary. The Florida Legislature was going to do it in 2000 if the courts ordered the recounts to go on.

No State Legislature is required to hold a poll prior to the appointment of electors.


383 posted on 08/01/2020 2:33:19 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Think like you’re right, listen like you’re wrong)
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Why would they need to change their laws?

Because the law in Missouri, and I'm pretty sure in every other state as well, allocates electors based on popular vote. No election, no popular vote. They would have to change the election law to allow for the legislature to allocate the electoral votes.

The power to appoint electors is plenary. The Florida Legislature was going to do it in 2000 if the courts ordered the recounts to go on.

After an election had been held.

384 posted on 08/01/2020 2:54:08 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: italianquaker

President Trump is hurting himself by “trolling” the liberals like this, if this is what he is doing. I am a Trump supporter, and I shook my head when I read this tweet to delay the election, I wished he would not have said that. I will still vote for him, because I want to keep the Democrats out, but I fear that comments like this can lose him support. For example, my brother is a conservative, and recently we talked about the 2020 election. He will be voting for the Libertarian candidate, instead of President Trump. President Trump needs to get some sleep and stop tweeting so much, in my opinion.


385 posted on 08/01/2020 7:08:49 PM PDT by rod5591 (tweeting as @Yes_WeThePeople)
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To: rod5591

I disagree but we will see


386 posted on 08/01/2020 7:43:08 PM PDT by italianquaker
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To: italianquaker

Tolling Dems. Who thinks this is official, only a moron. Sometimes our side is so gullible.


387 posted on 08/02/2020 7:05:46 AM PDT by SteelPSUGOP
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Absolutely not, the current House could easily end up selecting the next POTUS.


388 posted on 08/03/2020 10:54:48 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: gibsonguy

What’s the breakdown by State/Party in the House? I’m thinking the Republicans have the most States since the lopsided tally of Democrats California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts leaves the rest with a Republican majority.


389 posted on 08/03/2020 11:05:16 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

Huh? Are you thinking each safe would get an equal number of votes? I don’t think so.


390 posted on 08/03/2020 12:58:52 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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If the election gets thrown to the House each State by congressional delegates gets one vote. The candidate who gets at least 26 states wins. There are more red states than blue states.


391 posted on 08/03/2020 1:04:04 PM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

So each congressional district gets a vote and currently the rats have a big majority.


392 posted on 08/03/2020 2:02:38 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: Sacajaweau

Perfect.

They are a bunch of yappy little mutts!


393 posted on 08/04/2020 11:07:19 PM PDT by Califreak (Virtue signallers are killing America for likes on Facebook)
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