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State Legislatures To Determine US President: Article 2, Sec:1


by Joseph Earnest November 9, 2020


Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas—The great High Rennaissance artist Gio Bernini told his contemporaries, "One must always work with Truth, since in the end she is revealed by Time." The Romans of the day would say in Latin, "Veritas Filia Temporis," or "Truth is the daughter of Time."


With the media having announced Joe Biden as president, and Trump challenging the results in the courts, Article 2, section 1 of the Constitution will have the final say on whom the rightful president will be. It states: "Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress."


This means, state legislatures that conclude the votes were somewhat compromised, as Republicans assert, have the constitutional authority to either reject the results of a particular state and order a recount, or require that the questionable ballots be eliminated, before they can certify the results of a particular state.


This is the Democrats' worst nightmare, since Pennsylvania is the state that gave Biden his win and both chambers (General Assembly) of the legislature are controlled by Republicans. The Senate has 50 senators 28 of whom are Republicans, 1 is Independent and 23 are Democrats. Senator Lyndsay Graham has indicated, "Everthing should be on the table."


In other states, due to a small victory margin, the recount clause has been triggered. On Friday, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said the state would have a recount because of the slim vote margin.


Trump has also indicated that he will seek a recount in Wisconsin according to Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien. “The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so,” Stepien said in a statement Wednesday, before NBC had made its call for Biden.


In Pennsylvania, a recount is triggered when there is a 0.5% or less victory between two candidates. The Trump campaign has targeted the Keystone State with multiple lawsuits and allegations of fraud, and ultimately the General Assembly of Pennsylvania could decide the fate of the next president.


While many world leaders sent messages congratulating Joe Biden, some of the world's most powerful leaders have stayed silent, and rightfully so. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would not congratulate Biden on his victory until all legal challenges are resolved.


Other leaders who have kept quiet on Biden's assumption of the presidency are: President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. Also noticeably absent from well-wishing were Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping, as they wait for Father Time to reveal Truth.


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