Speaking to her Democratic Party caucus the other day, Pelosi, who believes that Republicans are "domestic enemies of the state," urged her political allies to focus on winning key congressional races on Nov. 3 that would potentially afford Democrats the opportunity to choose who is next to occupy the Oval Office in 2021.
According to the 12th Amendment to the United States Constitution, if no candidate is able to gain an Electoral College majority by Dec. 14 when Electors are scheduled to cast their votes, then the election will be decided by the House of Representatives. Such a scenario has happened twice in American history, once in 1800 and a second time in 1824.
The 12th Amendment states that "if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President."
The key word here is immediately, which would seem to imply that the current Congress, which has a Democrat majority under Pelosi, would in effect be choosing our next president. However, the next sentence to the 12th Amendment reads as follows:
"But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote."
In other words, there can only be a total of 50 votes, one for each state, despite there being 435 representatives in the House. And the current tally of representatives in each state shows that there are actually more Republican-majority delegations than Democrat-majority delegations.
"Republicans control 26 delegations; Democrats dominate 22; Pennsylvania is tied and Democrats have a 7-6 Michigan plurality," notes Breitbart News.
Pelosi has apparently done her homework on all this and is urging Democrats to throw everything they have into winning seats in key states that would afford them the majority they need to choose the next president, should it come to that.
"The Constitution says that a candidate must receive a majority of the state delegations to win," Pelosi wrote in a letter to House Democrats. "We must achieve that majority of delegations or keep the Republicans from doing so."
Some of the states Democrats are focusing on include Montana and Alaska, which while they tend to be "red" in terms of presidential elections are competitively "blue" statewide.
"In these states, Democratic victories could flip an entire delegation with a single upset House victory," notes Politico, as relayed by Breitbart.
In case you are thinking that such a scenario would never pan out, and that the Democrats are merely attempting another fringe tactic to unseat Trump, consider the fact that Trump himself alluded to a possible House vote during a recent speech in Pennsylvania, one of the swing states he probably needs to win in November in order to secure reelection.
According to reports, Democrats currently hold a one- or two-seat edge in seven states that are expected to see at least one hotly contested House race this fall. These states include Arizona, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, and New Hampshire.
"Republicans hold a similarly tenuous edge in Florida," Politico further reports. "The Alaska and Montana at-large seats are held by Republicans, meaning a Democrat would change the delegation's vote in a presidential tally."
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