can the Pennsylvania state legislature annul their election results and select Trump as the winner? that is what they say they will do?
- Jeff DLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
The Constitution grants state legislatures the ultimate power to pick the electors for their state. They can delegate that power to the voters, and they can take it back. Of course, they have to follow any applicable state laws when doing so.
Look.... what's possible, and what's likely is a fun game to play...............
if this , that and the other thing happens, and pigs fly past a blue moon on the 5th of January, then maybe it's POSSIBLE.............blah blah blah-.
In short..........NOT Happening. Joe Biden is the President Elect.
He WILL be sworn in on Jan. 20th.
all of Trumps ranting and pipe dreams put together, and blessed by RUSH, and Moscow Mitch, will NOT change the outcome at this point.
Joe Biden is the New President. Period.
- JeancommunicatesLv 72 months ago
State legislatures can declare the massive mail out voting done after election and before unconstitutional. The Voting Laws are set by the State Legislature and not Sec. of State or courts.
- Tmess2Lv 72 months ago
No. The Constitution has two provisions that impact this question. The first allows the state legislature to designate the means of selecting the electors. The second allows Congress to set the date for state's to select the electors.
Under the first provision, a state could change change from popular vote to some other mechanism for the 2024 election. But, it is the second provision that controls the 2020 election.
Congress has adopted several laws governing the timing of choosing electors. First, electors are to be selected on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. In other words, the election of the electors occurs on the same day as the election for the House and the Senate -- November 3 this year. Second, the Governor of the state certifies the duly-selected electors on or before the statutory deadline -- December 8 this year. Third, if there is any dispute about which slate of electors is the official slate, the slate certified by the governor is the official slate as long as it is chosen under the law in effect on election day.
The fact that certain state Senators in some states are holding caucus meetings (not official legislative hearings) and talking about theoretically appointing electors does not mean that they have the votes to do it (or will even be in session between now and December 8). For Pennsylvania, it's my understanding that the terms of the current legislature expires on November 30 and the new legislature does not convene until January unless the Democratic governor calls a special session.
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- NeengefanLv 72 months ago
That's just nuts! No judge is going to O.K. that, Judge's are duty bound to uphold the Constitution. And by now that's been decided., loss #30.. My God! People, the Republicans are openly spending time & money trying to discredit this election with law suits, recounts, yes it was legal, but completely childish when they could have gifted Georgia, and Trump still wouldn't win. His behavior shows that he has a deeply flawed character, a polar opposite to Obama.
- jimmLv 72 months ago
They should take control of the counting process and get rid of the corrupt Philadelphia political machine.
- Anonymous2 months ago
They can't annul the results. The electors can vote for whomever they wish, but seeing as the Democrats are choosing them because Biden won the popular vote, I seriously doubt the majority of them would faithlessly vote for Trump.
- ?Lv 42 months ago
Only if they want to be strung up from a tall tree at the end of a short rope.
- W.T. DoorLv 72 months ago
Yes, the PA state legislature CAN do that.
No. And they are not saying that. The speculation has been about whether states could appoint representatives to the electoral college who would go against the vote of the people. That's highly unlikely. There are occasional a few "unfaithful" electors, but there would never be enough to overcome Biden's lead. That is not how our system works. The electors are supposed to represent the vote of the people. If you are in favor of a dictatorship, go live somewhere else.
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