tagged w/ tantrums of bigots
Even though he doesn't think Mitt was a good candidate, or that Mitt would make a good POTUS, Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips still thinks there is a way around the fact that Obama won the election by a huge margin. Why does he hate America and democracy?
"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.
The House of Representatives selects the president and the Senate selects the vice president.
Since the Republicans hold a majority in the House, presumably they would vote for Mitt Romney, and the Democrats in the Senate would vote for Joe Biden for vice president.[...]
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."
Of course, he forgot that fact checking and math DOES matter.
Update at bottom of linked article is priceless:
"Since this column was posted it has been discovered that the premise presented about the Electoral College and the Constitution is in error. According to the 12th Amendment, a two-thirds quorum is required in the House of Representatives, not the Electoral College."
This year I add one more thing on my list of what I am thankful for: facts over crazies.Even though he doesn't think Mitt was a good candidate, or that Mitt would make a... more