It COULD happen. At least, SOME of the political experts are saying it COULD happen.
I think America should be prepared for every sort of political gymnastics conceivable come Tuesday, November 6th, 2012.
Battalions of lawyers are set to spring into action if there is a hint that Obama may lose. Planning and preparations for such an eventuality have been in progress since the early days of the Obama Administration.
Tying the election up in the courts is the plan. And these people are serious!
So what happens if, indeed the US election is tied up in the judicial system come noon on January 20th, 2013?
“In cases where a President has not been chosen by January 20 or the President-elect “fails to qualify,” the Vice President-elect becomes Acting President on January 20 until there is a qualified President. If the President-elect dies before noon January 20, the Twentieth Amendment states the Vice President-elect becomes President. In cases where there is no President-elect or Vice President-elect, the Amendment also gives the Congress the authority to declare an Acting President until such time as there is a President or Vice President. At this point the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 would apply, with the office of the Presidency going to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, followed by the President pro tempore of the Senate and various Cabinet officers.” SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President-elect_of_the_United_States
OK. But how exactly is the President-elect and Vice-President-elect decided, I mean, legally decided. And here it gets cloudy and open to all sorts of legal challenges.
There are at least two schools of thought on that.
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