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What If There Is NO President by January 20th
The Silent Majority ^ | 09-17-12 | J.D. Longstreet

Posted on 09/17/2012 5:51:08 AM PDT by Lexluthor69

It COULD happen. At least, SOME of the political experts are saying it COULD happen.

I think America should be prepared for every sort of political gymnastics conceivable come Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. Battalions of lawyers are set to spring into action if there is a hint that Obama may lose. Planning and preparations for such an eventuality have been in progress since the early days of the Obama Administration.

Tying the election up in the courts is the plan. And these people are serious!

So what happens if, indeed the US election is tied up in the judicial system come noon on January 20th, 2013?

"In cases where a President has not been chosen by January 20 or the President-elect "fails to qualify," the Vice President-elect becomes Acting President on January 20 until there is a qualified President. If the President-elect dies before noon January 20, the Twentieth Amendment states the Vice President-elect becomes President. In cases where there is no President-elect or Vice President-elect, the Amendment also gives the Congress the authority to declare an Acting President until such time as there is a President or Vice President. At this point the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 would apply, with the office of the Presidency going to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, followed by the President pro tempore of the Senate and various Cabinet officers." SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President-elect_of_the_United_States

OK. But how exactly is the President-elect and Vice-President-elect decided, I mean, legally decided. And here it gets cloudy and open to all sorts of legal challenges.

There are at least two schools of thought on that.

"Some commentators doubt whether an official President- and Vice President-elect exist prior to the electoral votes being counted and announced by Congress on January 6,

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: elections2012; president

1 posted on 09/17/2012 5:51:15 AM PDT by Lexluthor69
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To: Lexluthor69

Let’s just hope it’s because “the one” is walking to Hawaii....


2 posted on 09/17/2012 5:57:58 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Lexluthor69
What If There Is NO President by January 20th

Boehner would cry and everyone else would go on with life as though nothing has happened.

It's not like "So You Want to be a Star" isn't being run or something.

3 posted on 09/17/2012 6:00:53 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Lexluthor69

. . . not to mention what may happen when the Ron Paul supporters masquerading as Romney electors cast their vote for their old man when the Electoral College meets in December.


4 posted on 09/17/2012 6:08:31 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Lexluthor69

This is just more scare tactics.
Just like the dumb ragheads, the nobama dems that would try this would seriously underestimate the reaction.

Nobama knows a significant number of Americans will not idley stand for this. If they try this which puts America in international danger, I see the SCOTUS and or the Mil stepping up.

He may try to “show us” with some crazy Presidential Orders, those too will be blocked. In the end nobama will sulk away after trashing the Whiteyhut.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 6:10:59 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Lexluthor69

Ain’t gonna happen.
Even their ace=in-the-hole voter fraud card won’t work
this time around because 1. They will lose by a sizable
55/45 margin, and 2. Sensing that, the electorate at large,
not even to mention the disenchanted mainstream media, will
finally see the Dems for what they are. It might be hard to imagine a state of affairs such as what’s about to come, but I think the realization is oh-so-slowly settling in that the Dems are for all practical purposes finished as a political party. For four years, they’ve gone MUCH farther than they have ever dared in pushing the envelope, in blatant demagoguery, and dishonesty, and their game is up,leaving their media handmaidens of the MSM embarrassed and not knowing just how they’re going to be expected to make fools of themselves by continuing to support Obama personally and his Agenda.


6 posted on 09/17/2012 6:21:14 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Lexluthor69

While it is not legally possible under the way elections are currently administered, I’m intrigued by the notion of splitting the current by-party pairing of the presidential and vice president candidates and having the elective office being determined by who gets the most votes (electoral or popular, take your choice). Top vote getter is the president; second is the vice president, regardless of party. If the two vice presidential candidates are the top vote getters, they take the offices.

To be honest, I wouldn’t mind also being able to directly elect all the cabinet positions. This is the way similar offices are handled at the state level and doing so at the federal level would allow really qualified candidates to directly stand for office on their own merit. Ditto for Supreme Court judges.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 6:25:18 AM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: Lexluthor69
It should be mandatory that on every ballot, and for every office, a "None of the Above is Acceptable" box should be included as the last option.

If no true majority of registered, and ID verified, voters can agree on a winner... then that office is held Empty until the next election cycle.

Would the world really stop turning if we didn't have a POTUS for four years?

8 posted on 09/17/2012 6:26:00 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: supremedoctrine

From your lips to God’s ears.


9 posted on 09/17/2012 6:30:40 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: Lexluthor69

Didn’t several States decide to apportion their electoral votes by the popular vote? Colorado comes to mind.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 6:39:26 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Lexluthor69

What if Obummer cancels all future elections and closes all the pollling places?


11 posted on 09/17/2012 6:40:00 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ( . Who knew??)
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To: bunkerhill7

Then we flush the DC toilet and try again. Considering options, it may not be a bad idea regardless of the November vote outcome.


12 posted on 09/17/2012 6:41:38 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Lexluthor69
What If There Is NO President by January 20th?

We'd be better off than where we are now with this commie POS.

13 posted on 09/17/2012 6:46:34 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Lexluthor69
There will be a president-elect, come what may.

Most (if not all) states have a backup plan, in case popular balloting does not produce a clear winner, wherein the state legislature chooses how the electoral votes are assigned.

In the event that one or more states fail to send in their electoral votes, then my reading of the Constitution indicates that the set of votes that ARE in will determine the winner.

14 posted on 09/17/2012 6:57:27 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Lexluthor69

They have Texas election laws tied up in court, we might even be disenfranchised


15 posted on 09/17/2012 6:57:33 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ETL

—— We’d be better off than where we are now with this commie POS ——

Yup. I dream about a government collapse, and millionss of govt employees demanding their goodies, with no one there to hear them.

Hey, everyone has to have a dream.


16 posted on 09/17/2012 7:01:27 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Lexluthor69

Can you say “Chicago Style”?


17 posted on 09/17/2012 7:04:29 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Vinnie
Didn’t several States decide to apportion their electoral votes by the popular vote? Colorado comes to mind.

Maine and Nebraska split their electoral votes with one per Congressional district plus two at-large for the state's winner.

Colorado voted against proportional distribution in 2004. I think it died when it was apparent that in any but a landslide election their votes would be split 5-4 or 4-5.

A few states have voted for a national popular vote distribution where the nation's winner would get the state's electoral votes, but they all have a requirement that many states (maybe the majority of the Electoral College) join them before it goes into effect and that level hasn't been hit yet.

18 posted on 09/17/2012 7:07:44 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: Lexluthor69

I have no doubt the O coterie will have ready various shenanigans to reverse a loss by the O. It is almost a guarantee.


19 posted on 09/17/2012 7:10:20 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Lexluthor69

Battalions of lawyers are set to spring into action to ensure the election is done in the Cook County style.
1960 part two.


20 posted on 09/17/2012 7:11:08 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Lexluthor69

Battalions of lawyers are set to spring into action to ensure the election is done in the Cook County style.
1960 part two.


21 posted on 09/17/2012 7:14:53 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vinnie

There is/was also an attempt to get states to work together for the same goal.


22 posted on 09/17/2012 7:20:03 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: Vinnie
Didn’t several States decide to apportion their electoral votes by the popular vote? Colorado comes to mind.

They signed on to an agreement to do that if a majority of other states did the same. We're a long ways from that.


23 posted on 09/17/2012 7:20:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lexluthor69
If the government cannot operate under the constitution the people will have to defend themselves against a runaway government to preserve our lives, liberty, and property. That might look like civil war....sham lawyers in court not withstanding.

I hope the obama administration is not that stupid, but my fear is that they are.

24 posted on 09/17/2012 7:24:22 AM PDT by Rapscallion (A successful Obama will be a tyrant over America.)
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To: bunkerhill7
What if Obummer cancels all future elections and closes all the pollling places?

Then it's time for a 20 million man march on DC. Bring your pitchfork!

25 posted on 09/17/2012 7:41:03 AM PDT by Jess79
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To: Lexluthor69

This is a great scenario

NO graceful exit by these waffle-scarfing grifters, regardless of what happens

I can see riots by Holder’s peeps, a blockade of the WH and US Capitol by obama’s domestic army of panthers SEIU goons anarchists and OWS types

The UN called in to investigate the UN elections while the USSC ponders whether Zimbabwe Law applies here

Congress diddling with their thumbs up their rear ends and unable to swear in new members (at least, the GOP ones), as the rudderless US economy shudders and goes into a flat spin

and Moochelle and her mother refusing to move out of the WH because they “don’t want to uproot the children from their home and school”


26 posted on 09/17/2012 7:41:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Lexluthor69
This is a great scenario

NO graceful exit by these waffle-scarfing grifters, regardless of what happens

I can see riots by Holder's peeps, a blockade of the WH and US Capitol by obama’s domestic army of panthers SEIU goons anarchists and OWS types

The UN called in to investigate the US elections while the USSC ponders whether Zimbabwe Law applies here

Congress diddling with their thumbs up their rear ends and unable to swear in new members (at least, the GOP ones), as the rudderless US economy shudders and goes into a flat spin

and Moochelle and her mother refusing to move out of the WH because they “don't want to uproot the children from their home and school”

27 posted on 09/17/2012 7:42:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Lexluthor69

I’ve heard this the past two elections.


28 posted on 09/17/2012 7:42:36 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Lexluthor69

No President by the 20th?
Well then declare a National Holiday!


29 posted on 09/17/2012 11:11:23 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog; PghBaldy; KarlInOhio

I recall at the time thinking that hinging your State’s electoral vote on the outcome of other State’s popular vote would be asking for an election to be tied up in courts for months/years.

Heck, the sitting president could go waaay past his term waiting an outcome.

I just got a chill down my spine.


30 posted on 09/17/2012 12:48:31 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Vinnie

“Colorado comes to mind.”

Nope, not here. I think Maine may have done this, though.


31 posted on 09/17/2012 1:33:10 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Vinnie

Yeah... Thank goodness it is 50 state races now. It would be a disaster if it was a national election.


32 posted on 09/17/2012 2:39:03 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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