Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. 246 years and still going strong. I’ve attended many birthday parties for the Corps. Some while in uniform, some as a (wretched) civilian. The Marine Corps is a credit to the United States Naval Service.
The Twelfth Amendment to the Constitution
It’s worth reading
Passed by Congress December 9, 1803. Ratified June 15, 1804. The 12th Amendment changed a portion of Article II, Section 1. A portion of the 12th Amendment was changed by the 20th Amendment
The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; — The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; — 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. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President.— The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.
It appears that the 2020 Election will be going to the Supreme Court. Where they will rule that the election is invalid due to fraud or mistakes on a national scale. It will go one of two ways, either they will rule that all of the unconstitutional mail-in ballots will be removed and the states ordered to recount without them, or they will simply rule the election is invalid due to mass voter fraud. The mass voter fraud based on the company, owned by democrats, that was used to count votes, has been established by a number of affidavits, sworn under oath.
At that point it will be sent to the Congress/Senate for a vote.
The 12th Amendment lays out how the House of Representatives votes on who the President will be. It has nothing to do with which political party holds a majority in the House. Every State gets one vote and 30 State Legislatures are held by Republicans.and 19 by Democrats. They have to vote down party lines, based on the 12th Amendment to the Constitution and the Senate votes for the Vice President where a similar even will take place.
This is The law.
The only way President Trump won’t be President is if he concedes the election and that will never happen. It’s why the President won’t allow the Biden “transition team” into the White House because that could be construed as a concession.
The Insurrection Act of 1807
An Act authorizing the employment of the land and naval forces of the United States, in cases of insurrections. …more here.
The President is setting the stage for a situation for a response when unhappy donkeys will riot after he takes the Executive Branch for another four years. As Old NFO pointed out yesterday, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (who many consider to be a RINO) was removed from office for refusing to follow orders in this regard.
The President appointed Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected director of the National Counterterrorism Center, to be the acting Secretary of Defense. Presumably Miller would follow the orders of the Commander in Chief in all things as his oath requires.
Will Director Wray of the FBI also be replaced? He serves at the pleasure of the President as did Secretary Esper.