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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Teabagger Prince Trying to Elect Mitt Romney on an Electoral College Loophole

Posted by Paul Constant on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Politicus USA says that Big-Time Teabagger Judson Phillips has a plan to get Mitt Romney elected president of the United States of America, regardless of the stupid "will" of the stupid "people."

According to the 12th Amendment, for the Electoral College to be able to select the president, it must have a quorum of two-thirds of the states voting. If enough states refuse to participate, the Electoral College will not have a quorum. If the Electoral College does not have a quorum or otherwise cannot vote or decide, then the responsibility for selecting the president and vice president devolves to the Congress.

The House of Representatives selects the president and the Senate selects the vice president.
Since the Republicans hold a majority in the House, presumably they would vote for Mitt Romney, and the Democrats in the Senate would vote for Joe Biden for vice president.

Can this work?

Sure it can.

Actually, it can't. But, you know, whatever. Now Teabaggers around the country are trying to follow through on Phillips' (unworkable) plan. Because Teabaggers, who remind us very frequently that they care so very much about the Constitution, are trying to use the Constitution to overthrow the results of an election. Let's repeat: 47% of Americans voted for Mitt Romney. That's the will of the people. What they're talking about, in their adorable little outraged language, is basically a coup.

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