Out of the Rafters
- Aug 18, 2008
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I think Pelosi would become POTUS at noon on January 20th, when Trump's term expires?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 President on 3 JAN 2021, until the POTUS election is resolved.