Let me as a procedural question about the 2021 inauguration?

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  1. Reasonablerob

    Reasonablerob Well-Known Member

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    If Joe Biden dies or suffers a Wilson style debilitating stroke before the inauguration what happens then? Does Kamala Harris take the presidency?
     
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    yardmeat Well-Known Member

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    Looks like. 20th Amendment - "If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President"
     
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    lemmiwinx Well-Known Member Donor

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    Just make sure Joe takes the oath of office outside. Global cooling due to seasonal shifts in solar radiation will take care of the rest.

    Next up: President Harris takes the oath.
     
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  4. Reasonablerob

    Reasonablerob Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
     
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    Sleep Monster Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
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    Spooky Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    After the electors choose him on the 14 he will be the president elect. If he dies before then it would revert to congress who would have to choose what to do. Odds are that Trump would win by default.

    Harris isn't eligible because she removed her name from the presidential ballot.
     
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    Phyxius Well-Known Member

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    You should really try reading the effing manual before spouting off. Try looking at the 20th Amendment and get back to us.
     
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    Spooky Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Since you didn't disagree I will take that as your validation of my argument.
     
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    Derideo_Te Well-Known Member

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    Your grasp of the topic leaves a great deal to be desired.

    Per the OP question VP-elect Harris would take the Oath of Office since she is NEXT IN LINE for the presidency at that point in time.
     
  10. Sleep Monster

    Sleep Monster Well-Known Member

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    RTFM! As a retired technical writer, I recognize that as an industry standard ... I even have it on a tee shirt. :mrgreen:
     
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    Sleep Monster Well-Known Member

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    The emptiness of that response is so typical of Trump supporters. They're like children taunting each other with "I know you are, but what am I?"

    Until you can show that you've actually studied the 20th Amendment, you should refrain from comment. Allow me to help you:

    https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/amendment/amendment-xx

    I recommend that you click the big red "Learn More" button at the bottom of the page.
     
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    Gentle- Giant Well-Known Member

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    It's all over now for sleepy Joe because sweaty Rudy has played the My Cousin Vinny card. Rudy is a bargain at twenty thousand a day.
     
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    Daniel Light Well-Known Member

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    It's written right into the 20th Amendment that if the President-elect dies before taking office, then the Vice-President elect becomes President.
    End of story.
     
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    Capt Nice Well-Known Member

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    LOL. He's only a bargain if trump refuses to pay him, which is what I expect.
     
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    Sleep Monster Well-Known Member

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    ROFLMAO!

    Thanks ... best chuckle of the week.

    :rock_slayer:
     
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    Statistikhengst Well-Known Member

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    No. This is an untruth.

    the 20th amendment is very, very clear about this.

    Seriously, educate yourself some.
     
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    Statistikhengst Well-Known Member

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    Anything else you want to "as"?
     
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    Spooky Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Seriously, you are wrong and I am right.

    Biden isn't the president elect until the electors vote him in.

    Educate yourself a little, please.
     
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    Spooky Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Biden isn't the president-elect yet......WOW.

    Did none of you leftys take a basic civics course?
     
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    Spooky Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    She isn't VP elect yet lol.
     
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    Derideo_Te Well-Known Member

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    Which part of the OP needs to be EXPLAINED to you?

    The relevant part is BEFORE the inauguration and since the ELECTION has been DECIDED against YOUR biggest LOSER*-in-Chief that means that Harris WILL be sworn in should the OP scenario come to pass.
     
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  22. Reasonablerob

    Reasonablerob Well-Known Member

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    You know guys I just asked a procedural question, there's no need to go to war over it.
     
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    yep, that is why we pick VP's
     
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    Correct until the EC declares him as the President elect, he is not the President elect no matter what he claims.
     
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    You've shifted the goalposts and are trolling. You were called out about your incorrect claim that Kamala Harris would not become President if Biden were to die before inauguration. You were shown why that statement was incorrect.

    You then shifted to stating that Biden is not the President-elect until confirmed by the electoral college. While true, it's also irrelevant to anything that was being discussed in this thread. In the scenario presented,by Jan 20th electoral confirmation would have already occurred.

    My only question is. Did you post information you thought was correct and once shown that it was incorrect pivoted to trolling and shifting goalposts as a response? Or did you know what you posted was bogus the whole time and have just been trolling from the start?
     

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