Election of the President – by amie Gibbons
Hello again, everyone. This is Amie Gibbons. Urban fantasy and paranormal romance author, cat mom, and most importantly for today’s post, political nut and lawyer!
The lawyer hat is on, so I have to say none of this is actual legal advice and is not to be taken as such. These are the political opinions (and rants because I’m pissed off!) of this humble lawyer today.
These views also most certainly do not reflect the views of my employer and have nothing to do with them. Why? Because (nervous chuckle) they might fire me if they see this and I don’t have my political self as distanced as humanly possible from my job and make it real fuckin’ clear this is me speaking just for myself and not them. Don’t know what my lawyer job is? Good, you can’t report me. Know what it is? Don’t report me, because I like my job, and I’m buying a house and kinda (really) need the income. I’m nowhere near quit the day job money in author earnings, especially not after the shit show of 2020, trust me 😐
Alright, have I sufficiently covered my ass? Probably not, because I live in the world of lawyers; we’ll always find a hole in the CYA armor to take out our pound of meaty ass flesh if we’re really motivated to, but hell, here goes.
We all know there is fuckery afoot with the votes for the Presidential election! Anyone paying attention, even the people who voted for Slow Joe and the Legal Hoe have to know that. A good breakdown of the numbers on the fuckery is in this post by Larry. Larry’s day job was accountant for years before he went full time author, so he knows a numbers orgy when he sees one. I’m going to leave it at that since he summed it up pretty damn well. I’m also going to have to leave my whole rant on the virus stupidity out because this post got way too long. That’ll be a different post, because I want to rant about that bullshit and it paving the way for stealing this election. 😊
(Warning, there will be a lot of cursing in here. I talk like this when I think I’m being funny and lending an emphatic note to certain points. But mostly I’m just fucking pissed off and scared.)
First of all, and I can’t believe I have to say this, but I’m gonna shout real fucking loud for those lurking in the back of this site just to troll us “crazy, rightwing conspiracy theorists.” THE MEDIA DOES NOT CALL THE ELECTION! No, non, nein, nyeht. We are the knights who say nie!
It ain’t on to the next step till the Supreme Court sings. At the end of the day, if after their rulings (which no, I don’t actually think will happen in time to be effective to change anything in this election, but I’m a pessimist) the Electoral College votes are still up in the air (which are based on the votes and laws in that State, which is one reason presidential elections can get so messy), and after that, if no one gets the necessary majority of votes of 270, then it ain’t over till The House sings.
The below is directly taken from The Constitution of these United States of America. (Which still holds up for now, but if Harris gets into office (If you think Biden will be president for over a year before he conveniently dies then, Hahahahaha, you are retarded, my friend) will probably be rewritten with the rest of our history a la 1984. For one, they have to take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, and we all know libtards wipe their asses with that.
Get a copy of the Constitution including all Amendments now before the pigs take over and teach the sheep to say 2 legs baaaaaad. It probably won’t take long for them to get a real good forger. I personally want a big exact replica of the real Constitution framed on the wall of my new house, hopefully they’ll still be selling those when I have money again. Hint hint, what I want for Christmas 😉)
Article II Section 1:
“The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.”
Then add the part as amended by the 12th Amendment:
“The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and 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. But in choosing 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.”
Then add the part as amended by the 20th Amendment:
The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.”
If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.”
That’s the Presidential Election process. Now, what does this mean in English? That’s why I’m here. The lawyer is supposed to translate Legalese into English for people. (Just like reporters who are supposed to gather information and translate it in condensed bites of truth to the masses, but hey, at least now lawyers can legitimately claim that even taken as a whole, we have more integrity than fucking reporters.) I will do my best, it’s been… er, longer than I want to admit to myself, since I took Constitutional Law in law school.
The Electors who do the actual voting on the president are chosen in a manner dictated by that state, and they cast their votes, this year it’s on December 14th. That’s why when you vote, it asks if you’re voting for the Electors for person A or person B, instead of if you’re voting for A or B.
Usually, the one with the majority of votes in a state gets all the state’s Electoral votes. There are some variations technically possible, like if the Electors decide to go rogue and vote for the person besides the one who got the majority of votes. There are laws against this in a lot of states, and off the top of my head, it doesn’t really happen enough to change an election, but it could. That’s why who gets the majority in a state is so important. 270towin has a good page summarizing what happens in case of an Electoral College tie.
We don’t go off of straight vote counts, we have a winner takes all system for each state, except for in Nebraska and Maine, they’re weird, but probably a better representation of what the people want because it slices up the state into Electoral votes based on Congressional districts in that state.
Like if A gets the majority in the state, he gets 2 votes, and then each Congressional district has its own electoral vote and the winner takes all in that one district. That’s how they get split votes for the state. If they did this in say, California, it would water down the blue on the West Coast a lot because the less populated Congressional Districts to the east would mostly be going red, and that would mean blue would get their 2 votes of popular vote and the votes from those big, blue districts, but red would pick up a few more in the other districts. But I digress.
(As an aside, NO, I am not suggesting we get rid of the Electoral College. If we went by straight popular vote across the country, the big city Dems would take our assess down, chop them off, and distribute them to those with less ass, because they would be a socialist system. I’m suggesting we take pages from Nebraska’s and Maine’s books, and start doing state split votes so the big cities don’t rule all presidential elections in states like New York and California.
The whole point of the Electoral College was and still is to keep a chunk of people in one part of the country from passing decrees down upon the rest of us, when we have very different problems, solutions, and beliefs throughout this great land of ours. This is also why States were the building blocks of the country and had a lot more power than they do now, because one size does not fit all in the big and beautiful beast that is America. That’ll have to be a different blog post, this one’s already long.)
Anyway, back to the election process as it is today. People vote, States count votes, if they’re close, they can be recounted because it’s easy to miscount a few thousand votes out of millions, and then they send their Electors to do the actual vote, and it mostly follows what the popular vote for that state reflected.
In this election, Scotus Blog Election Litigation Tracker is a good site for where the cases in different states are in the courts for how things are counted, or to be recounted, because this all is still being fought in the courts. (Thank you, President Trump for still fighting. I don’t care if you don’t like him, ya gotta respect the iron will to keep up this fight in the courts and running down every possible legal lead.) And here’s an up to date article summarizing how the Trump Campaign is still fighting, and one on the lawsuit asserting the Voter System servers were rigged.
For Trump to take the stolen states, he’d have to prove the fraud very quickly in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Georgia, then figure out how to show that he would win without those fraudulent votes, if the fraudulent ones could even be counted up because at this point, how would we prove which ones were faked, and do it all by the time the Electors meet to vote, or by Jan 20th. (I think those are the major states with fuckery afoot, but it’s just off the top of my head from all the political crap my brain has been eating the past few weeks.)
Let’s say he does prove enough fraud, or get counts in those states stalled long enough to be able to do so in Court, so that the counts are not in pushing Biden over the 270 Electoral votes (No, I have no clue how any of that would shake out because we are living a historical election right now, and we will be seeing landmark elections cases dictating future elections coming out of this mess) or some Electors go against what their state voted for, which they may do considering the obvious fraud running rampant throughout their states, then it would go to the House. BTW, no matter how this election process goes, it will put 1876’s election to shame by the time the dust settles.
If it goes to the House, then look at the wording of the 12th Amendment, each state gets 1 vote. (Hehehe, those big city populations won’t help you here, Dems. 😊)
We may have another deal being brokered behind the scenes to settle this by January. In 1876, that’s basically what happened. Hayes and Tilden ran against each other, and the electoral votes shook out to 184 for Tilden to 165 for Hayes, with 20 votes from 4 contested states still up in the air. The parties struck a deal to give the 20 disputed votes to Hayes in return for the withdrawal of federal troops from the South, thus ending Reconstruction.
If Trump’s campaign can prove enough fraud in our disputed states to keep those electoral votes from being counted outright, then we may have another 1876, where some kind of compromise gets struck to hand the election to one or the other, and no, we the people will not have a say in it, though some kind of compromise would be better for us than the Dems stealing the whole damn enchilada.
At this point, I can not say how any of this will go. There are court cases over state elections’ rules on mail in ballots, on proving fraud in the voting machines, and on how the ballots were counted because there are allegations of red poll watchers being locked out in some states, so that calls a lot of states’ actual votes into question. After that, there’s still the Electoral College, where if enough go rouge, aka “unfaithful,” plus the uncertainty in the states’ counts, might bring us to a toss up election where we really can’t tell who won.
So right now, I honestly can not say what will happen with any of this.
I can say this. If you claim to be pro liberty, pro self-defense, and pro free markets, but you voted for the socialists and are cheering because it looks like their cheating is paying off…
Pass your freedom card forward, put on your pussy hat, and take your public transit, because you can’t afford a car under socialism, to go stand in line for government rations.
Because you are dismissed, comrade.
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