[Supreme Court\“Faithless Electors”]
Palast: “The result: I expect the collapse of the already-dysfunctional mail-in voting system. With swing states declaring that too many ballots are lost, stuck in the post-office or missing the notary stamp, witness signatures or other requirements…”
The Supreme Court decision to allow states to ban “faithless electors” opens a path for Trump to stay in office even if he loses the popular vote and electoral vote.
Let’s say Biden wins Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin by a hair…but the GOP cries, “Fraud!” or simply mail-in ballot system collapse (quite likely). The Republican legislatures won’t certify the results and electors do not appear or do not vote, denying 270 electors to Biden.
Under the 12th Amendment to the Constitution, each state in the House will then get ONE vote…thereby assuring Trump’s “re-election.” (It happened in 1867.)
This outcome is made more likely with the OTHER Supreme Court decision, overturning restrictions on mail-in and drive-up voting in Alabama. Alabama now, as I state in the book, (How Trump Stole 2020) requires a notary to sign a mail-in ballot.
The lower courts threw that out, but the Supreme Court brought it back …as well as allowing Alabama to prohibit drive-up voting. This will reverse several lower court decisions nationwide to make mail-in / virus voting easier.
The result: I expect the collapse of the already-dysfunctional mail-in voting system. With swing states declaring that too many ballots are lost, stuck in the post-office or missing the notary stamp, witness signatures or other requirements (postage due!), Scenario #1 — the election going to the House — is more likely.
And that’s how Trump stole 2020.