In the crazy world of politics, almost anything can happen. Our nation’s founders were quite the thinkers and even set up future generations to deal with contested elections at the state level. If neither candidate gets a majority of the Electoral College delegates, the decision is then left up to Congress.
Think about this, a presidential candidate can win the popular vote, have more Electoral College Delegates but not a majority, and still lose. How is that possible you might ask?
The US Constitution, U.S. Constitution, Article II, section 1, clause 3
“…and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President…”
Three times in American history the US House of Representatives voted and selected the president. Election years 1800, 1825, and 1877.
Kyle Bekker tweeted out a summary of a CNN broadcast explaining how President Trump could lose the election but still stay in office.
Here is a summary of how CNN and other lefties believed this could take place. I don’t believe President Trump lost the election, but it was stolen via fraud, but for the sake of this article, I will go with Joe Biden won the election and voter fraud did not take place.
- President Trump is leading in the swing states on election day.
2. As the massive number of mail-in ballots start coming in, millions after election day, Trump’s leads evaporate in every swing state.
3. Trump contest the election results suing the states to overturn the elections due to voter fraud, voting machines manipulating the counts, and GOP observers not being allowed to view the mail-in ballots.
4. Trump’s legal team presents evidence to the swing states with GOP controlled legislatures, asking them to pick the Electoral College delegates since their states elections final numbers can not be trusted.
5. Three or more of the state legislatures decide to pick the delegates who will vote for President Trump instead of using their state’s popular vote count.
6. On Monday, December 14th – Electors meet in their respective states and cast their votes. This vote is, constitutionally, what determines the next president.
7. Mr. Biden’s 306 electoral votes would be adjusted to the actual votes received dropping him below the 270 needed for victory.
8. On Wednesday January 6th, the US House Of Representatives picks the winner since neither candidate ended with a minimum of 270 votes.
9. Since the GOP has the majority in 3 more states, one vote from each state would counted, re-electing President Trump 26 to 23.