(FreedomJournal.org)- Reports suggest that Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is gearing up to decide the president should the November election results become unclear. Pelosi officially informed the Democratic Party Caucus that the House of Representatives could ultimately decide the result of the November election, and as a result, urged them to focus their campaigning efforts on winning seats that could help determine that election result.
If there is no clear winner in the election, meaning that neither candidate receives a majority of the Electoral College vote, then the House may decide that winner. But, with elections taking place for the House in November, it means that the Democrats will need to maintain and even strengthen their majority if they want to declare Biden the victor.
The 12th Amendment of the United States Constitution outlines how the House of Representatives will choose, by ballot, the president “if no person have such majority [in the Electoral College].”
Pelosi appears to be under the impression that the new Congress would end up handling the vote on the presidential election. As a result, she reportedly sent a letter to House Democrats on Sunday telling to consider the possibility that the House may be required to help determine the result of an election.
“This could lead to more concerted efforts by Democrats to win in states such as Montana and Alaska – typically Republican turf but where Democrats have been competitive statewide,” Politico reported on Sunday. “In these states, Democratic victories could flip an entire delegation with a single upset House victory.”
Pelosi’s plan, it seems, is to focus on seats that might not necessarily help then win the Electoral College but would give them a majority of the state delegations in the House, which would allow them to choose the president in the event that neither Biden nor Trump win the electoral college.
President Donald Trump also seems to be aware of this possibility and announced on Saturday a policy initiative that would benefit Alaska – a state he may not otherwise focus greatly on. The President announces a new “Presidential Permit” that would allow a new cross-border rail between Canada and Alaska.
Nancy Pelosi picking the next president? Could anything be worse…