Writing for CNN, Robert Alexander and David B. Cohen presented the potential outcome to the Nov. 3 election, which could occur if there is an Electoral College tie between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. In that contested election, the House of Representatives would vote to determine who the next president is.
In the Senate, each member gets one vote to determine the vice president and a simple majority decides who wins. Harris, currently a senator from California, and VicePresident Mike Pence will square off Wednesday night for a debate at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
A new analysis outlines a startling, albeit unlikely, scenario: PresidentDonaldTrump could win reelection and Democrat Kamala Harris could be his vice president. Writing for CNN, Robert Alexander and David B. Cohen presented the potential outcome to the Nov. 3 election, ...
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh reportedly deactivated his Twitter account on Friday, the same day the social plat. Being permanently banned from Twitter on Friday didn't stop PresidentDonaldTrump from reaching followers.
Andrew Jackson picked John C. Calhoun in 1828 and Martin Van Burden in 1832. Grover Cleveland picked Thomas A. Hendricks in 1884, but Addie Stevenson in 1892.
William McKinley picked Garret Hobart in 1890, but Theodore Roosevelt in 1900. Franklin D. Roosevelt had three vice presidents: John Dance Garner, Henry A. Wallace, and Harry S. Truman.
The office of vice president has remained empty 17 times, due to deaths: 1812-1817, 1832-1837, 1841-1845, 1850-1853, 1853-1857, 1865-1869, 1875-1877, 1881-1885, 1885-1889, 1899-1901, 1905-1909, 1912-1913, 1923-1925, 1945-1949, 1963-1965, temporarily in 1973, and in 1974. Traditionally, a vice president has been chosen to “balance the ticket,” or to bring in a new constituency.
But in the past three-plus years, Trump has made every effort to give the Far-Right what they want, such as extreme-right Supreme Court picks, and many anti-abortion actions. Trump ’s greatest weakness is with women, so we already had an article suggesting that he might dump Pence in favor of Nikki Haley.
John McCain wanted to pick former-Democrat Joe Lieberman, according to the Times of Israel (and others). But party bosses pushed Sarah Pain, hoping to attract women, although polls later showed that she had actually been a drag on the ticket.
Blackburn and Love are from solidly “Red States,” so they wouldn’t add much, geographically. Trump lost New Hampshire by fewer than 3,000 votes in 2016, so in addition to being a woman, she might tip that tossup State.
More importantly, Ayotte withdrew her support for Trump in 2016, after seeing the “Access Hollywood” tape, tweeting: Goethe Bear is a Contributing Editor and Moderator at Election Central.
PresidentDonaldTrump told supporters at a rally on Monday that he hoped Mike Pence “comes through” to help overturn the 2020 election results this week, when the vice president is scheduled to preside over a joint session of Congress to formally announce the winner. Trump has expressed a belief that Pence has the power to influence the outcome of Wednesday's ceremony, during which the vice president is supposed to witness each state's Electoral College result being read out and then announce the president -elect, who in this case is Joe Biden.
Pence assured the crowd that he shared “the concerns of millions of Americans about voting irregularities” and that “we'll have our day in Congress” on Wednesday and “we'll hear the evidence.” Pence appeared to be referring to the effort by a group of Republicans to challenge the election results in several states on Wednesday.
While these Republicans will have the ability to force a vote on these results, their chances of winning these challenges are slim to none with Democrats in control of the House, as the Associated Press noted. Pence's inner circle expects him to follow the rules and fulfil his ceremonial role as Senate president, The Times reported, citing the vicepresident's aides.
The vicepresident's chief of staff, Marc Short, said he was denied entry into the White House late on Wednesday. “He's blaming me for advice to VP,” Short said of Trump to Real Clear Politics' Phillip Weizmann.
After Trump initially resisted, it was Pence who reportedly mobilized the DC National Guard. Pence also condemned pro- Trump rioters who stormed into the Electoral College certification ceremony he was presiding over.
It simply says that the vice president should read the slates of electors submitted by each state as they are counted, recite the results aloud and maintain order. Not a single case alleging widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election has been supported by any legal institution in the United States, despite dozens of filings by Trump and his backers.
During demonstrations in Washington earlier today, both Trump and Giuliani seemed to urge their supporters to participate in a coup. Giuliani expressed a similar sentiment, telling the rioters that “over the next 10 days, we get to see the machines that are crooked, the ballots that are fraudulent.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., also encouraged the rioters by pumping his fist in the air as they appeared on the east side of the Capitol just before the riot began. Later on Wednesday he tweeted that he was grateful “to the brave law enforcement officials who have put their lives on the line.
There has never been an occasion when a sitting president has encouraged his supporters to stop the certification of his opponent's victory by force. U.S. PresidentDonaldTrump gestures as he speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021.
Due to DonaldTrump's combative stance for past two months, many steps which are considered mere formality have been embroiled in contention. “If Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election,” Trump told cheering supporters outside the White House.
Trump rebuked “weak” Republicans planning to go along with the certification, accusing them of having “turned a blind eye” and threatening them with primary challenges in future elections. “We will never give up, we will never concede,” Trump said the rally at the Ellipse park area near the White House, claiming without evidence that “hundreds of thousands” of people were attending the event.
The commander-in-chief maintains fraud and irregularities facilitated Joe Biden's victory, despite there not having been evidence of such issues on a scale substantial enough to alter the result. “If VicePresident Mike_Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency,” Trump tweeted ahead of Congress convening to count the Electoral College votes on Wednesday.
Trump has previously tweeted along these lines and called upon action from Pence at a recent event in Georgia. The Trump campaign also released a statement pushing back against reports that Pence had questioned his ability to block the certification of the results.
PresidentDonaldTrump gestures to VicePresident Mike Pence on election night in the East Room of the White House in the early morning hours of November 04, 2021. Trump has urged Pence to push against the Electoral College votes, as he continues to reject the election outcome.