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Old 11-20-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Yeah, I know it's been two weeks and all y'all on the right are sick of the ball-spiking.

But come on now... really?

http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/how-obama...-college/print

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Mitt Romney carried 24 states. We need to have conservative activists from all over the nation contact the electors, the Republican Party and the secretary of state in all of these states and tell them not to participate in the Electoral College when it meets on Dec. 17. If we can get 17 of those states (just over one-third) to refuse to participate, the Electoral College will have no quorum. Then, as the Constitution directs, the election goes to the House of Representatives. That is how we can still pull this election out and make Mitt Romney president in January. We need this concept shared with every tea party, liberty and patriotic group throughout the country. We have time to act, but we must pressure Republicans to do the right thing.
Good luck with that.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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Yeah, I know it's been two weeks and all y'all on the right are sick of the ball-spiking.

But come on now... really?

WND » How Obama can be stopped in Electoral College » Print



Good luck with that.
This is crazy. I don't think it will get any support though.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Hinckley Ohio
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Yeah, I know it's been two weeks and all y'all on the right are sick of the ball-spiking.

But come on now... really?

WND » How Obama can be stopped in Electoral College » Print



Good luck with that.
Oily and World Nutz misread the 12th Amendment. As long as Obama gets a majority he wins.

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Editor’s note, Nov. 20, 2012: Since this column was posted it has been discovered that the premise presented about the Electoral College and the Constitution is in error.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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Yeah, I know it's been two weeks and all y'all on the right are sick of the ball-spiking.

But come on now... really?

WND » How Obama can be stopped in Electoral College » Print

Good luck with that.
From the wingnut link:
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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.
Unfortunately, this Tea Partier completely mis-reads Amendment XII, which only requires from the Electoral College a majority of all Electors appointed to select the President. The reference in Amendment XII to a 2/3rds quorum refers to the minimum number of state delegations in the House that must participate in selecting the President if no candidate gets a majority of Electoral College votes (as happened in the elections of 1800 and 1824).

Here is the text of Amendment XII:
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The electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;--The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;--the person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President. The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.
12th Amendment | U.S. Constitution | LII / Legal Information Institute

See? This Tea Party clown can't even read and understand the plainly clear text of Amendment XII.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Hinckley Ohio
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From the wingnut link:
Unfortunately, this Tea Partier completely mis-reads Amendment XII, which only requires from the Electoral College a majority of all Electors appointed to select the President. The reference in Amendment XII to a 2/3rds quorum refers to the minimum number of state delegations in the House that must participate in selecting the President if no candidate gets a majority of Electoral College votes (as happened in the elections of 1800 and 1824).

Here is the text of Amendment XII:
12th Amendment | U.S. Constitution | LII / Legal Information Institute

See? This Tea Party clown can't even read and understand the plainly clear text of Amendment XII.
LOL, I thought these "strict constructionists" teabaggers knew and understood the constitution. Apparently, they cannot read.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Well there has got to be a way! If Obama gets four more years this country will be irretrievably on the path to Greco-Franco socialism. Could the wealthy pay the electors to vote for Romney instead of Obama?
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Well, apparently they've already recanted. Heh.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Well there has got to be a way! If Obama gets four more years this country will be irretrievably on the path to Greco-Franco socialism. Could the wealthy pay the electors to vote for Romney instead of Obama?
Oh my. A pseudo-Constitutional coup-d'état would be bad enough, now you think the 1% ought to buy it?

What do you think this is, Honduras?

(edit: I'm starting to feel a distinct tugging sensation in my lower extremities.)
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Hinckley Ohio
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Well there has got to be a way! If Obama gets four more years this country will be irretrievably on the path to Greco-Franco socialism. Could the wealthy pay the electors to vote for Romney instead of Obama?
Lol, wealthy "buying" elections. Isn't that what they tried to do and failed. Rose even had them pay him to steal it and it failed. Next you'll be claiming a military coup is in order.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Oh my. A pseudo-Constitutional coup-d'état would be bad enough, now you think the 1% ought to buy it?

What do you think this is, Honduras?

(edit: I'm starting to feel a distinct tugging sensation in my lower extremities.)
Wouldn't you know you would respond with a French word!
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