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Dem Congressman Wants Electoral College Vote to Be Postponed

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posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 04:51 PM
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Dem Congressman Wants Electoral College Vote to Be Postponed


A Democratic congressman wants Monday's Electoral College votes to be postponed so that electors can receive an intelligence briefing on alleged Russian meddling in the election.

According to AP, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) said electors should have the chance to receive "all information relevant to this interference."

"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace reacted this afternoon, expressing doubts that the classified briefings could take place before Monday.

A total of 69 electors, all Democrats except one, have demanded they receive the briefing before voting


click link for article...

Ok so 68 or 69 electors wanting a Russia briefing are Democrats.

Postponing the electoral college vote -
US Constitution

The Congress may determine the Time of choosing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.




Article II

Section 1. The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.


Not Democrats... Not the President... Not the electors...
Congress.

What are they hoping to accomplish? The complete destruction of the Constitution?

I say no delay...

Have the vote on the 19th, elect the winner of the election - Trump.

Move on.

How can electors receive a briefing when the intelligence agencies cant even brief the intelligence committees in Congress?
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posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

They can't, but most don't know that.

And that's all that matters. If the briefings aren't held and the vote goes on and as usual, Trump is elected. Then the Democrats hold it up as evidence that Republican obstructionism led to the EC voting in Trump even though the Russians got him elected.

It's all a game to delegitimize Trump's presidency and everything connected to it and try to create a talking point like "selected not elected." It's the Trump era version of the old Bush playbook.



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra


Good gawd, their convulsions have no end.

Good luck with that. They can't even get Congress to have these briefings:




Intel ligence officials refuse to brief House panel on Russian hacking

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Wednesday blasted as "unacceptable" the refusal of the FBI, CIA and National Intelligence directors to brief his panel on the Russian cyber attacks that occurred during the presidential campaign.







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posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:00 PM
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Electors are, really, commoners like us.
(yeah, I know that hurts)

Why should they have access to information we have no seen?

If we would have seen it, perhaps our votes would have been different... just saying.



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posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:02 PM
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Still hopeful of digging up The Apprentice tapes are they?


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posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:02 PM
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originally posted by: paradoxious
Electors are, really, commoners like us.
(yeah, I know that hurts)

Why should they have access to information we have no seen?

If we would have seen it, perhaps our votes would have been different... just saying.




Maybe the press could see it and then tell the electoral voters if anything important is in there ... you know like they did with the Wikileaks?



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko
Who knows?


Still doesn't change the fact the vast majority, not plurality mind you, of states chose Trump.



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Why didn't they just delay the national election?



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Xcathdra

Why didn't they just delay the national election?



Because the date of a presidential election is established by law and cant be changed "just because".



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:16 PM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Xcathdra

Why didn't they just delay the national election?



Because the date of a presidential election is established by law and cant be changed "just because".


And the electoral college vote isn't?



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Good luck with that - Gowdy has had to tear the FBI a new one for having to subpoena them to even turn up to Congressional hearings because they refused to turn up upon invitation.

What makes these individuals think that by some miracle, a briefing will be forthcoming prior to the 19th?

Clutching-at-straws they are.



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Xcathdra

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Xcathdra

Why didn't they just delay the national election?



Because the date of a presidential election is established by law and cant be changed "just because".


And the electoral college vote isn't?


The electoral college voting day is also established by law and cant be delayed / changed "just because".

Being a member of Congress he should know this info.
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posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Thank you.




posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

In this case they are wanting an intelligence briefing so it would be more than just the FBI. However the FBI already stated there is no evidence of Russian involvement so i doubt the intelligence agencies would want them at the briefing.

It might be why the intelligence agencies are refusing to brief congress.
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posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra
Being a member of Congress he should know this info.


You mean the 'we have to pass a bill to know what's in the bill' Congress?



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:25 PM
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originally posted by: loam

originally posted by: Xcathdra
Being a member of Congress he should know this info.


You mean the 'we have to pass a bill to know what's in the bill' Congress?


well that and the "3 branches of government are the President, the House and the Senate" congress (Charles Schumer of NY).



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:40 PM
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The electors do not have top secret clearance.




posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 06:14 PM
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This is amusing on the heels of the three letter agencies refusing to meet with congress and presenting the "evidence".

So there is no evidence. Instead just a bunch of whiney liberals not accepting reality.



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: MysticPearl

Actually, their evidence and reasoning is the "just Because" ruling from the case Butthurt vs Grown-ups in 1974.



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 06:28 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: MysticPearl

Actually, their evidence and reasoning is the "just Because" ruling from the case Butthurt vs Grown-ups in 1974.

It's ****ing ridiculous at this point.

If there was actual evidence the Russians hacked and intentionally influenced this election then a) Obama would be all over it and b) three letter agencies with that evidence would march directly to Congress hoping to force action.

Instead, as soon as the evidence is welcomed by those with the power to confront it, they run and hide.

Frankly, charges should be brought against the Washington Post for intentionally concocting such fake and delirious accusations. They don't understand the weight of the game in which they engage.



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