2020 Presidential Election: Trump v. Biden (and Others) -Will There Be a Country Left to Run?

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Who Will Win the 2020 Presidential Election?

  • President Donald J. Trump

    Votes: 6 12.8%
  • Vice President Jospeh R. Biden

    Votes: 26 55.3%
  • Dr. Jo Jorgensen, PhD

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • Maine Coon, CFA, WCF Grand Champion

    Votes: 6 12.8%
  • Reanimated Napoleon/Lincoln Ticket

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • Chaos is a Ladder and Eric Trump Sits on the Iron Throne

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • Military Coup Led by General Mattis

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • Trump Cancels the Election

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • Kanye West-Kardashian, Noted Musician/Attention Seeker (Withdrawn)

    Votes: 2 4.3%

  • Total voters
    47
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Cringeworthy...


He has been on this rant since last night.

he cant delay the election, elections are up to the states.

Also its been talked about here, but lets say a certain number of states for some ungodly reason decide to postpone the election and it keeps someone from winning on the normal schedule of things. If that were to happen Trump stops being the president on January.. 20th or whatever the stupid date is. This is written into the constitution, each president has a set term, the end. However because there has to be a president, it goes to the speaker of the house. Who would be the most likely speaker of the house at that point*. Nancy Pelosi. Meaning until the actual election was figured out Pelosi would serve as the interim president.

The only possible way this really matters is if the election becomes really tight and we need ohio and florida to decide the election (Both republican governors), and those 2 states decide to postpone their elections. Otherwise all of the other "key states" have democrat governors who would be highly unlikely to postpone

edit: There is also an argument that if a state does not provide its electoral vote by the date documented in the constitution (early december), that state may in fact just forfeit its electoral college votes. in which case the number of electoral votes needed to win the election drops.

double edit: *the assumption here is that the mass majority of blue states dont postpone their election. Mostly because those states offer mail in voting freely and that Pelosi would be the most likely person to become speaker of the house. Remember folks house reps and senators are sworn in early january so a new speaker would have already been figured out.
 
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Cringeworthy...


I reported these tweets for misinformation about an election. Wouldn't be surprised to see Twitter take them down.

EDIT:

My guy!

 
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I reported these tweets for misinformation about an election. Wouldn't be surprised to see Twitter take them down.

EDIT:

My guy!

i believe twitter has already stricken the Trump tweet
 

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He has been on this rant since last night.

he cant delay the election, elections are up to the states.

Also its been talked about here, but lets say a certain number of states for some ungodly reason decide to postpone the election and it keeps someone from winning on the normal schedule of things. If that were to happen Trump stops being the president on January.. 19th or whatever the stupid date is. This is written into the constitution, each president has a set term, the end. However because there has to be a president, it goes to the speaker of the house. Who would be the most likely speaker of the house at that point. Nancy Pelosi. Meaning until the actual election was figured out Pelosi would serve as the interim president.

The only possible way this really matters is if the election becomes really tight and we need ohio and florida to decide the election (Both republican governors), and those 2 states decide to postpone their elections. Otherwise all of the other "key states" have democrat governors who would be highly unlikely to postpone
I remember reading about this a few months ago, and dug up one of the articles I read from the LA Times... https://www.latimes.com/politics/st...ovember-election-but-thats-the-first-question


"State officials have flexibility to delay election-day voting in primary elections. They do not have the authority to reschedule a federal general election. “It’s important to remember the distinction between primary and general elections,” Edward B. Foley, director of the election law program at Ohio State University, wrote on Twitter. “There is no equivalent power in the states to change the date of the general election for Congress or the presidency.”
 

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So according to the President, we were safe enough a while ago to reopen the economy, will be safe enough in 3 weeks to send kids back to school, but won’t be safe enough in 2months to hold an election.
 

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So... delay it and let Nancy take charge in January. Somehow, I think the blowhard would have something to say about that too.
 

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Only if we had a system that allowed for us to mail in our votes...
 

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This country found a way to vote during the American Civil War and during the historic pandemic of a hundred years ago.

Get fucked, Donny.
Being honest, the Spanish Flu pandemic that involved hemorrhaging wasn't actually all deaths/symptoms from that strain of flu. A good chunk of the deaths were more than likely caused by aspirin, as it was during the Spanish flu that Bayer pushed everyone to give aspirin to spanish flu patients. And we're not talking low doses, more like doses closer to 2-3 grams, not milligrams. Funny how aspirin became the most prescribed drug during that time huh?
 

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Why does Trump want Pelosi to be POTUS?

And for the Republicans to lose the Senate via vacancy?

23 Republicans are up for election this year. If there is no election their terms still expire. That means their seats are vacant.

The Dems only have 12 seats up for election. Such an event would hand the Democrats the Rump Senate.
 

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Why does Trump want Pelosi to be POTUS?

And for the Republicans to lose the Senate via vacancy?

23 Republicans are up for election this year. If there is no election their terms still expire. That means their seats are vacant.

The Dems only have 12 seats up for election. Such an event would hand the Democrats the Rump Senate.
I think a lot of this is for show--not from Trump, but from the GOP strategists.

They float these ideas and they know Trump will run with them.

You control the post office, just instituted a new postmaster general, and want to rig the election via fucking with mail in ballots? Well, throw a big fit right now about how mail in balloting is fixed, have everyone else in the country shout you down. Then when you fix it it November, you can claim YOU were the ones fighting against this corrupt voting, but THEY fought for it.

Again, I hope I'm wrong and everything goes smoothly in November. But I keep seeing all these avenues for election fraud keep opening, and we need to address them now-- not in November.
 

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Why does Trump want Pelosi to be POTUS?

And for the Republicans to lose the Senate via vacancy?

23 Republicans are up for election this year. If there is no election their terms still expire. That means their seats are vacant.

The Dems only have 12 seats up for election. Such an event would hand the Democrats the Rump Senate.
I guess it's not Pelosi cause she becomes unemployed too w/ the rest of the House?
It becomes Grassley, however, I'm not sure if that stands w/ seats up for election.

Here's an interesting read on it: https://thehill.com/opinion/judicia...f-there-is-no-presidential-election-this-year

Anyways, I have a solution to this. I propose we take a vote to determine if we have the election on time or suspend it! What say you all!?
 

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I guess it's not Pelosi cause she becomes unemployed too w/ the rest of the House?
It becomes Grassley, however, I'm not sure if that stands w/ seats up for election.

Here's an interesting read on it: https://thehill.com/opinion/judicia...f-there-is-no-presidential-election-this-year

Anyways, I have a solution to this. I propose we take a vote to determine if we have the election on time or suspend it! What say you all!?
It would be Pelosi if California holds an election and elects her (and she's sworn in as Speaker in January). I have to imagine that would happen if we didn't have a National Presidential election.

Your proposal--that's not how it works.

The date of the general election is set by federal law and has been fixed since 1845. It would take a change in federal law to move that date. That would mean legislation enacted by Congress, signed by the president and subject to challenge in the courts.

And even if all of that happened, there would not be much flexibility in choosing an alternate election date: The Constitution mandates that the new Congress must be sworn in on Jan. 3, and that the new president’s term must begin on Jan. 20. Those dates cannot be changed just by the passage of normal legislation.

The election is going to happen on the specified date. The current shitshow is just posturing.
 

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I guess it's not Pelosi cause she becomes unemployed too w/ the rest of the House?
It becomes Grassley, however, I'm not sure if that stands w/ seats up for election.

Here's an interesting read on it: https://thehill.com/opinion/judicia...f-there-is-no-presidential-election-this-year

Anyways, I have a solution to this. I propose we take a vote to determine if we have the election on time or suspend it! What say you all!?
The States run their Federal elections.

So House races will be concluded on time. Same for most Senate seats.

The folly is that Trump does not have the power to compel the States to cancel elections.

Now if only Blue States have elections, that means they'll return new Reps and new Senators to the new Congress. However, with so many States not returning Presidential returns, it means that the POTUS election might be incomplete.

However, there will be enough House and Senate members to inaugurate a new Congress and hence Pelosi becomes Speaker again on 3 JAN 2021, and then President on 20 JAN 2021 until the POTUS election is resolved.
 

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