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January 6, 2017
The Congress meets in joint session to count the electoral votes. Congress may pass a law to change this date.
The Vice President, as President of the Senate, presides over the count and announces the results of the Electoral College vote. The President of the Senate then declares which persons, if any, have been elected President and Vice President of the United States.
If a State submits conflicting sets of electoral votes to Congress, the two Houses acting concurrently may accept or reject the votes. If they do not concur, the votes of the electors certified by the Governor of the State on the Certificate of Ascertainment would be counted in Congress.
If no Presidential candidate wins 270 or more electoral votes, a majority, the 12th Amendment to the Constitution provides for the House of Representatives to decide the Presidential election.
originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: loam
It keeps going...and going...and going. It does need to stop.
What stage of grief is acceptance?
originally posted by: TheLotLizard
We need to stop with this "it's not over yet" crap. All it is is a way to keep people around clicking on bait for websites and videos.
Congress will 99.9% accept the votes of the electors without a hitch.
The show is over. Trump will be president.
As for the rest of you who are mad that we're fighting every single step: Oh well.
You didn't have a problem with the Tea Party and the Republican controlled Congress fighting us every step of the way.
Republicans in Congress blocked a literal record number of Presidential appointees and even took the unprecedented step of blocking a Supreme Court nominee for almost a year. Republicans even came up with an ingenious but crooked way to block recess appointments.
So now that the shoe is on the other foot, I think that turnabout is fair play.
We should fight you guys at every single step, just as you did against us.
You're not fighting. Threatening electors, making ads to convince electors to vote against the will of the people in their states, and attacking Trump supporters is capriciousness. Protesting a legitimate election and then trying to tie it to an unproven conspiracy theory isn't fighting it's whining.
Of course not. They did the right thing. They held peaceful demonstrations and used their numbers to elect people they wanted to hold office in order to represent them. They used the system instead of trying to undermine it.
Using unproven accusations to attempt to delegitimize a legitimately elected candidate isn't fair play. It's setting the stage for wider conflict. Weren't you people the ones telling Trump supporters that thy should accept the results and move on? What happened to that? You can dish it out but can't take it. Acting like petulant and capricious children won't legitimize your position.
No one went to a Hillary rally to attack supporters. Your candidate, and by extension the left, lost this election because your policies have been a failure, your politics divisive and threatening, and your tactics violent.
You want us to accept your world view as gospel, even to the point of inviting the enemies of the United States in to our communities,
with all the damage done in places like Europe, your refusal to acknowledge Islam as a threat to Western values.
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: loam
Yet people don't seem to understand why acting like this over a legitimate election result could lead to wider conflict. Maybe even a shooting war.
They keep pushing, and pushing, and pushing. Eventually someone is gonna push back.
The best advice is to accept the results and wait 4 years. That's all it takes.