A lot of us are breathing a sigh of relief. It looks like the Electoral College vote will go as expected with a minor glitch or two, and Donald Trumpâ€™s name will be forwarded to the Congress for certification as the next President of the United States of America. However, ——The Democrats still have more cards to play. Letâ€™s look at the Calendar of upcoming events and where shenanigans can take place.
By December 28, the State Certificates of the Electoral Votes must be in the hands of the President of the Senate (Vice President Joe Biden) and the Archivist. However, the States are not penalized for failing to comply. If Electoral votes are lost or delayed, the Archivist is empowered to act to obtain duplicate originals. Exactly how he or she would do that if a State fails to cooperate is an interesting question. More interesting, what if Biden simply refuses to convene the Senate or the Senate Democrats refuse to vote? What happens to the national Certification totals for the Presidency and Vice Presidency?
On January 6, Congress meets in a joint session to count the electoral votes. Joe Biden presides over the count and announces the result if he is present. He would also declare who has been elected President and Vice President. Who takes over if he is missing or unwilling to perform this function? Would the Senate Majority leader be empowered to act?
In addition to what should be a relatively straightforward count and certification process, it is possible for a State or States to submit conflicting sets of electoral votes. If this happens the House and Senate are empowered to accept or reject the electoral votes. If they do not concur, then the votes of the electors certified by the Governor of the State on the Certificate of Ascertainment would be counted. Supposedly, this was done by December 13.
To complicate matters further, if an objection to the Electoral College vote is made, it must be submitted in writing and be signed by at least one member of the House and one member of the Senate. If objections are presented, the House and Senate withdraw to their respective chambers to consider the objections under procedures set out in federal law. This is, of course, further opportunity to muddy the presidential election situation and the inauguration.
On the 20th of January, Donald J Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. However, the radical left has already promised disruptions and chaos to hinder the inauguration. Hopefully, the DC police, volunteer law enforcement from around the nation, and the National Guard will be in place to keep the peace.
There is no question that the election of an American populist has upset the totalitarian plans of the globalists. They are angry and are striking out in every imaginable, and even some unimaginable, ways to undo the will of the American people. The next 30 days will see more of their insanity and calumny.