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Rate Mssr. Trump's Performance

  • He is Tremendous. So Strong, So Good

    Votes: 8 10.0%
  • He's a Jackass But He Done Right By Me

    Votes: 10 12.5%
  • He is a Disgrace and Will Be Remembered Poorly

    Votes: 47 58.8%
  • Can We Just Have a Normal POTUS?

    Votes: 8 10.0%
  • I Live a Sheltered Life and I Don't Care

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Hillary Did It!

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • All Things Considered, I'd Prefer a Maine Coon as King

    Votes: 3 3.8%

  • Total voters
    80

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I know the Speaker of the house is 3rd in line but like Rafters just said, every Congressperson has a 2 year term so Pelosi is up for reelection just like Trump/Pence. Why wouldn't the President remain in office if the vote is delayed? Does it explicitly say he wouldn't in the Constitution?
Yes.

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The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.


 
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Yes.

Section 1
The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.


It is because the States can hold their Congressional elections by themselves.

The Presidential needs to be nationwide.

Hypthetically, California can run their Congressional elections, without the Presidential.

And enough States hold Congressional elections and return Congress to session with a quorum, and then the Speaker becomes acting President.
 

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It is because the States can hold their Congressional elections by themselves.

The Presidential needs to be nationwide.

Hypthetically, California can run their Congressional elections, without the Presidential.

And enough States hold Congressional elections and return Congress to session with a quorum, and then the Speaker becomes acting President.
I guess now I'm confused.

Why can't the states hold their presidential election on their own? I thought that's exactly how it's operated--with each state having to submit their vote results by December 23rd?

Another part of the election law requires the states to send in their electoral votes to Congress by December 23, 2020. If electoral votes are not received by the fourth Wednesday in December, then the President of the Senate or the Archivist of the United States can use “the most expeditious method available” to get the votes sent to Congress. The electoral votes received by Congress are counted in a joint session at 1 p.m. on January 6. If a presidential or vice presidential candidate does not receive a majority of the electoral votes, the House selects the next president and the Senate selects the next vice president.

In the modern era, the states have used public elections to pick the winners of electoral votes in presidential elections. With the exceptions of Maine and Nebraska (which divide their electoral votes among districts), each state conducts winner-take-all contests, where the winner of the popular vote gets his or her slate of electors designated as their Electoral College representative. Each state legislature has a process for selecting the slate of electors that represents a candidate.
 

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I guess now I'm confused.

Why can't the states hold their presidential election on their own? I thought that's exactly how it's operated--with each state having to submit their vote results by December 23rd?
They can, but statewide results are not definitive in themselves due to the Electoral College.

A State can have its election, with the POTUS race included. But until a candidate wins 270 votes, or a majority of the votes, which is difficult if only some states have their election, there is no new POTUS.

For example, if 25 states have their elections, it is highly likely that a candidate has not met the majority threshold. Not enough EC votes. And there is a question of whether the EC can cast their votes while some states have not had their election.

On the other hand, a state can have its elections, and seat its Congressional delegation regardless of what other States do.

Say 25 States have their elections and send their delegations. That rump Congress, once it achieves a quorum based on the House rules, can appoint a provisional Speaker, or even a proper speaker if there are enough Representatives to create a proper majority out of 435, and if there isn't a POTUS or VPOTUS by 20 January 2021, the Speaker becomes POTUS.
 

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Are we just skipping the funniest thing to have ever happened?

account and routing numbers. President of the USA.
 

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Are we just skipping the funniest thing to have ever happened?

account and routing numbers. President of the USA.
What do you mean?
 

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Is there much anyone can do with that information, just the account number and routing number? Many customers at banks tend to share the same routing number (which are issued to banks), so it isn't like that number is unique to the individual. If you pay by check, people have that info anyway. I'd be more worried about giving out PIN and password info. A shitty password, or one easily compromised, would be more of a concern to me.

Edit: Knowing that info (account and routing) would make it easier to send money into the account, not out of it.
 

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Is there much anyone can do with that information, just the account number and routing number? Many customers at banks tend to share the same routing number (which are issued to banks), so it isn't like that number is unique to the individual. If you pay by check, people have that info anyway. I'd be more worried about giving out PIN and password info. A shitty password, or one easily compromised, would be more of a concern to me.

Edit: Knowing that info (account and routing) would make it easier to send money into the account, not out of it.
I mean, isn't that all you need to set up a Paypal?
 

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