As I watch President Trump unleash a legal battle against claimed voter fraud, I can’t stop thinking about M.C. Hammer’s hit “Too Legit to Quit.”The president did tell us weeks ago that he believed he would win on election night then fall behind due to unregulated mail in votes. hence, the current dilemma. Despite his enthusiasm, what are the options, should the courts find widespread voter fraud or irregularities?
The courts could declare some states uncertifiable, thus removing enough Electoral Votes for either candidate to reach 270 votes. keep in mind that Joe Biden has not actually received any official votes until the states certify them. What then?
I believe the U.S. Supreme Court would, in accordance the U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, forward the election to Congress:
“…the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing 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. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President.” – archives.gov
With a divided nation and questionable mail-in voting and processing, this is the only fair way to chose a winning candidate. Anything else, would be bias and dividing. Until then, President Trump might be in the White House singing, “Too Legit, Too Legit to quit!
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