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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:26 PM

 

COVID 19 and the Electoral College

Electoral College & Indecisive Elections

“…and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President…”
— U.S. Constitution, Article II, section 1, clause 3

Congress Decides: 1877
The contested 1876 presidential election between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio and Democrat Samuel J. Tilden of New York was the last to require congressional intervention. Tilden won the popular vote and the electoral count. But Republicans challenged the results in three Southern states, which submitted certificates of election for both candidates. While the Constitution requires the House and Senate to formally count the certificates of election in joint session, it is silent on what Congress should do to resolve disputes. In January 1877, Congress established the Federal Electoral Commission to investigate the disputed Electoral College ballots. The bipartisan commission, which included Representatives, Senators, and Supreme Court Justices, voted along party lines to award all the contested ballots to Hayes—securing the presidency for him by a single electoral vote. The Commission’s controversial results did not spark the violence in the post-Civil War South that some had feared largely because Republicans had struck a compromise with Southern Democrats to remove federal soldiers from the South and end Reconstruction in the event of a Hayes victory.

See Electoral College Fast Facts for more information about the procedure.

https://history.house.gov/Institution/Origins-Development/Electoral-College/

Electoral Fast Facts:

https://history.house.gov/Institution/Electoral-College/Electoral-College/

"Electors cannot vote for a Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate who both hail from an elector’s home state"

This is why we need mail in ballots and we should be demanding action on this issue...................why may you ask, look at what is presently in the white house now.......................and if you cannot go out and vote because of this virus situation, that the world is presently in and you cannot be in crowd so to speak or standing in line so to speak, then that "one" vote in the house by the electoral representative from the state could determine who is in the white house, and presently there are more republicans in control by those states...................and that election of 1877 should be a wake-up call for everyone............................just saying
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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