Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.) announced that her team is seeking the presidency through the “contingent election,” an option to be used in the event that normal procedures fail.
The House Majority PAC seeks to increase control over state delegations, preparing the case that the House will decide which of the presidential candidates is the winner, according to Pelosi in a press conference published on Oct. 1.
After the Nov. 3 vote, the Electoral College certifies the votes and on Jan. 6 a joint meeting of Congress reviews the data and announces the winner.
If, however, it is not possible for Congress to reach agreement on the chosen candidate, a “contingent election” is held in which each state’s congressional delegation casts a vote to determine the president for the next four years.
In this procedure, enshrined in the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the candidate from the party that gets the vote of the largest number of state delegations would occupy the White House.
Currently, the Republicans control 26 delegations and the Democrats 22, which brings President Donald Trump even closer to re-election if the “contingent election” is chosen.
That’s why Pelosi is trying to get a majority of the delegations to vote.
“We must achieve that majority of delegations or prevent the Republicans from doing so,” Pelosi wrote, according to Fox News.
“Because we cannot leave anything to chance, House Majority PAC is doing everything it can to win more delegations for Democrats,” Pelosi reiterated.
2020 Election Day
Normally Americans find out the day after an election who will continue to lead the nation, but this year’s Election Day has special features.
The main one is the great promotion that Democrats have been doing for mail-in voting, and the increasing possibilities of fraud that can occur in the process.
In any case, it is expected that the large influx of absentee ballots will delay the results.
For Sen. Angus King(I-Maine), Nov. 3 could be taken as “halftime” until the final results are announced, says the Independent.
The application of the “contingent election” has only taken place three times since 1800, but it hasn’t been ruled out as an option this year.
In any case, the data points to the re-election of President Trump, who has not only gained ground in the polls, but also obtained an approval rating of up to 69 percent in the debate held before the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden. All of this is backed up by the president’s management of the last four years.