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Monday, November 19, 2012

The Electoral College has Yet to Elect a President

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 7:38 PM

This guy named Judson Phillips says that Barry O'bama has not yet been re-elected president.

Because the Electoral College votes on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December.

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.

If 17 of those states (just over one-third) refuse to participate, the Electoral College will have no quorum, then the election goes to the House of Representatives.

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