|Posted: 21 November 2020 at 9:42am | IP Logged | 6
Unfortunately, yes. The US Constitution specifically grants the power to appoint slates of electors to the Electoral College to a state's legislature alone - they don't even need a governor's signature as when they pass legislation. Currently all states delegate that power to a popular vote of the people of their state - but they don't HAVE to.
Some states were considering passing a law that says the electors have to vote for the candidate their state picks, but I don't believe anything ever came of it.
Right now, if this happened and Trump remained President for a second term, it would blatant theft of the election. But of course the orange moron and his supporters would claim it to be justified, since the Democrats rigged the election.
I made a spelling error I had to correct, and it reminded me of something: I've seen right-wing assholes call the Democrats `Demoncrats' and 'Demokkkrats'. Funny, considering the GOP are definitely the evil ones. I suggest 'Republicants' and `Republicunts' for their nickname.
Long story I won't go into here, but something happened yesterday that affects people I know that adds fuel to the fire of my hatred of Republicans.
*edited to add* Twitter will be handing over the Presidential account to Biden on Jan 20, even if Trump hasn't conceded. Hope that also means they'll auto-ban Trump. He only gets away with a lot of the things he says and does on there because he's the President. I bet the first Tweet he makes on a non-POTUS account will get him banned, anyway.
Edited by Brian Floyd on 21 November 2020 at 9:48am