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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:48 PM

NTO: Idaho State Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll Claims Mitt Romney Can Still Win Election

(NTO=Not The Onion)


By Michael Allen, Tue, November 27, 2012

Idaho State Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll (R) recently claimed that GOP candidate Mitt Romney still has a chance to win the presidential election if enough states refuse to participate in the Electoral College.

On Twitter.com, Nuxoll linked to the debunked idea, which was written by Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation.

Phillips wrote in an op-ed on the 'birther' website WND.net:

According to the 12th Amendment, for the Electoral College to be able to select the president, it must have a quorum of two-thirds of the states voting. If enough states refuse to participate, the Electoral College will not have a quorum. If the Electoral College does not have a quorum or otherwise cannot vote or decide, then the responsibility for selecting the president and vice president devolves to the Congress.

The House of Representatives selects the president and the Senate selects the vice president. Since the Republicans hold a majority in the House, presumably they would vote for Mitt Romney, and the Democrats in the Senate would vote for Joe Biden for vice president...''

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http://www.opposingviews.com/i/politics/2012-election/idaho-state-sen-sheryl-nuxoll-claims-mitt-romney-can-still-win-election

These people must enjoy making fools of themselves.

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Reply NTO: Idaho State Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll Claims Mitt Romney Can Still Win Election (Original post)
cali Nov 2012 OP
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #1
Viking12 Nov 2012 #3
NoPasaran Nov 2012 #2
Kber Nov 2012 #4
cherish44 Nov 2012 #5

Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:53 PM

1. just for grins...

anybody from the gem state?... just curious where she's from.. as an Idaho ex pat, the more crazy ones are from the northern part of the state..

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:00 PM

3. I know exactly what you're talking about

I lived for a period in NW Montana just across the border from Bonner's Ferry, ID. Kinda scary at times but I got used to the weapon check-in at the local bar.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:56 PM

2. Not only is she an idiot, she doesn't know how the Electoral College works

I'm glad not all the know-nothings aren't from my state!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:09 PM

4. So she's advocating that electors refuse to due their duty to even show up

and therefore we disregard the Electoral College AND the popular vote to swear in a losing candidate.

And she figures that the MAJORITY of us who voted for the President would just shrug our shoulders and quietly swear that we'd been outmaneuvered, but what else could we do?

Good grief, lady - this isn't a Rotary Club vote. We are the friggin' United States of America fer cripes sake.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:16 PM

5. Ah well some of us held out that same hope in 2000....

Not many, but there were a few. Difference was we weren't trying to toss out legitimate election outcomes...unlike 2000....

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