The electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;–The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;–the person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, 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. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President. The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.Cornell Law, United States Constitution
THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is the 12th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Is there a real possibility where the Senate could flip, a Democratically dominated House is called into session by January 31, 2021 and no President be seated by design?
The very scenario I am talking about has been played out in real life by the Democrats and a lot of their legal actions and planning are attempting to use this as a last resort in case they can not commit enough fraud to win outright. The map looks like this:
By tying up various states in court, blocking votes, over or double counting other votes and creating a legal quagmire where the Supreme Court refers it back to the House of Representatives for a final decision realistically could happen.
The consequences of the House choosing the President and succeeding?
Another American Civil War.
The consequences of the Senate validating Mike Pence as the new President and if it so chooses, Donald J. Trump as Vice-President?
Another American Civil War.
Pray this doesn’t happen my friends because there are two things Americans are better at than the rest of the world:
- Professional and Collegiate sports on television
- Civil War
We can kill more of ourselves and destroy more of our own property better than any enemy nuclear force in the world.
The good news? I put the odds of this between 10-15% at best.