HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » What happens on 1/20/21 i...

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:16 PM

What happens on 1/20/21 if election results are unknown?

11 replies, 1066 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 11 replies Author Time Post
Reply What happens on 1/20/21 if election results are unknown? (Original post)
Mme. Defarge Jul 2020 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #1
Fiendish Thingy Jul 2020 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #11
sarisataka Jul 2020 #2
Mme. Defarge Jul 2020 #3
qazplm135 Jul 2020 #4
VMA131Marine Jul 2020 #7
sarisataka Jul 2020 #9
sarisataka Jul 2020 #5
brush Jul 2020 #6
Odoreida Jul 2020 #8

Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:18 PM

1. Trump's and Pence's terms automatically expire per the Constitution

and the job goes to the next person in the line of succession, which would be the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:07 PM

10. Unless congressional elections are also unresolved, in which case it's President Leahy nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:11 PM

11. You don't have to be a member of Congress to be Speaker of the House,

though that's never happened before. Theoretically, even if Pelosi had not been re-elected she could still be Speaker because the term of Speaker doesn't have an expiration date; they serve at the pleasure of the House. It would be litigated, of course.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:19 PM

2. The result of the Presidential election will be known

on January 6.

If no winner is decided by that vote it goes to Congress

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sarisataka (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:23 PM

3. The New Democratic Congress?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:27 PM

4. the new Congress yes

but it's done per state delegation. Right now, they lead 26-24, so we'd need at least one more delegation to fall our way.

Unclear what happens if it's 50-50...but suspect at least one R would go with the popular vote winner in the case of a tie.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to qazplm135 (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:35 PM

7. The Florida Congressional delegation is

13 Democrats and 14 Republicans. This might be the best shot for picking up another majority Democratic delegation as only one seat needs to be flipped.
It would be poetic justice if it were Ted Yoho’s seat although he is not running for re-election.
Mario Diaz-Balart from Miami (FL 25th) might be the best pickup opportunity; his is only an R+4 district.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to qazplm135 (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:40 PM

9. In the event of a tie in the House

they revote. In 1800 it took a week and 36 ballots to elect Jefferson over Burr

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:30 PM

5. Yes, the new Congress

is seated on the 3rd

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:30 PM

6. President Pelosi. That's a fact until final results are known.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:38 PM

8. Mass executions of course. n/t

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread