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CNN: ex CIA says may need new election (Original Post) Sculpin Beauregard Apr 2017 OP
bullshit. The Constitution does not provide for that. The only thing that can be done is removal still_one Apr 2017 #1
Got it in one gratuitous Apr 2017 #4
I didn't notice that either still_one Apr 2017 #5
That's From Mid-December DarthDem Apr 2017 #2
Oh really? How does that work exactly? cheapdate Apr 2017 #3
"CIA operative"? Aren't those the people the HeartachesNhangovers Apr 2017 #6
We will have another election. In 2018. And another Presidential one in 2020. Warren DeMontague Apr 2017 #7
Since this is unprecedented, I dunno, maybe Sculpin Beauregard Apr 2017 #8

still_one

(91,508 posts)
1. bullshit. The Constitution does not provide for that. The only thing that can be done is removal
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 05:21 PM
Apr 2017

by impeachment or the 25th amendment


gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
4. Got it in one
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 05:25 PM
Apr 2017

There is no constitutional mechanism for an electoral do-over. Once the winner is certified and sworn in, the electorate is stuck with that person for the duration of their term barring a 25th Amendment removal or the impeachment process.

Yeah, we'd all like another bite at the apple, but there's no way for it to happen. CNN should know that. Their ex-CIA person should know that.

ON EDIT: And shame on me for not noticing that this post is from an account five months ago.

6. "CIA operative"? Aren't those the people the
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 05:35 PM
Apr 2017

CIA hires to do shady things so that actual government employees don't end up dead or in prison?

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
7. We will have another election. In 2018. And another Presidential one in 2020.
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 05:37 PM
Apr 2017

There is a process for removing the chief executive, it is called impeachment.

Sculpin Beauregard

(1,046 posts)
8. Since this is unprecedented, I dunno, maybe
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 05:38 PM
Apr 2017

draft an emergency amendment before fucking fascism sets in and your constitution is destroyed by the new 'government'? And there are no more elections? Because the rot is so deep?

This isn't just a rogue president, important parts of the ENTIRE GOVT are infected. And there are people who could have sounded the alarm before the election, like McConnell - but he chose not to. Jesus. The entire govt is compromised. Laws are written and struck every day, it's not like it can't be done.

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