US Election 2020 - WE HAVE A WINNER - Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President!!

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by Rex Kramer » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:38 am

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The deal was always going to be shitty but at least now we don't have deal with a side order of this gooseberry fool weasel telling us what a great deal we're getting whilst the country gets sold out from underneath us.

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by Moggy » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:12 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
Photek wrote:Nigel can’t take a joke.



The deal was always going to be shitty but at least now we don't have deal with a side order of this gooseberry fool weasel telling us what a great deal we're getting whilst the country gets sold out from underneath us.


Nigel also doesn't understand that trade deals are up to Congress. They could literally have the Queen as their President and it makes no difference if Congress don't approve a trade deal.

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PostRe: US Election 2020 - WE HAVE A WINNER - Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President!!
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:38 pm

That was a great strawberry floating speech from Biden last night.

I know he's still pretty conservative but just having a President saying caring about people is good, is a breath of fresh air.

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by Mini E » Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:15 pm

Blue Eyes wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/08/the-other-four-seasons-trump-team-holds-press-conference-at-suburban-garden-centre

This is absolutely sensational.


You're going to enjoy this thread documenting it:


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by Meep » Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:16 pm

Blue Eyes wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/08/the-other-four-seasons-trump-team-holds-press-conference-at-suburban-garden-centre

This is absolutely sensational.

Amazing. :lol:

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by Victor Mildew » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:09 pm

Blue Eyes wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/08/the-other-four-seasons-trump-team-holds-press-conference-at-suburban-garden-centre

This is absolutely sensational.


:lol:

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by Cuttooth » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:33 pm



Jesus Christ. :dread:

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by Lagamorph » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:36 pm

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Jesus Christ. :dread:

That's absolutely the laugh of a serial killer.

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PostRe: US Election 2020 - WE HAVE A WINNER - Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President!!
by KK » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:16 pm

Impossible to shake that feeling there’s a swerve coming. No idea what the swerve is, but this is 2020, expect the unexpected, right?

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by Met » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:26 pm

Yeah, I have a little nagging voice in the back of my head saying that the court stuff will mess it up. We should be fine as the leads they'd have to overturn are pretty significant, if they can get any at all, but the possibility is there.

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by Victor Mildew » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:18 pm

KK wrote:Impossible to shake that feeling there’s a swerve coming. No idea what the swerve is, but this is 2020, expect the unexpected, right?


Covid :dread:

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by Met » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:34 pm

Met wrote:Yeah, I have a little nagging voice in the back of my head saying that the court stuff will mess it up. We should be fine as the leads they'd have to overturn are pretty significant, if they can get any at all, but the possibility is there.


On the other hand

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by Tomous » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:40 pm

Met wrote:
Met wrote:Yeah, I have a little nagging voice in the back of my head saying that the court stuff will mess it up. We should be fine as the leads they'd have to overturn are pretty significant, if they can get any at all, but the possibility is there.


On the other hand


It is not happening.

They have nothing. This is just Trump shouting at people desperately, it won't go anywhere. People are bringing up Bush v Gore and yeh that was a result decided by the SC but the situation was a shitshow. At least there was a reason they were in court to sort it out. There is nothing here and Republicans are starting to distance themselves from Trump.

This is a pretty clear message from George Bush:

"The American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear,"

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by Alvin Flummux » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:19 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
KK wrote:Impossible to shake that feeling there’s a swerve coming. No idea what the swerve is, but this is 2020, expect the unexpected, right?


Covid :dread:


Eh, President Harris wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

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by Skarjo » Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:13 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:
KK wrote:Impossible to shake that feeling there’s a swerve coming. No idea what the swerve is, but this is 2020, expect the unexpected, right?


Covid :dread:


Eh, President Harris wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.


Has there ever been a President who died in between being elected and taking office?

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PostRe: US Election 2020 - WE HAVE A WINNER - Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President!!
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:17 am

Skarjo wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:
KK wrote:Impossible to shake that feeling there’s a swerve coming. No idea what the swerve is, but this is 2020, expect the unexpected, right?


Covid :dread:


Eh, President Harris wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.


Has there ever been a President who died in between being elected and taking office?


Weirdly I was only talking about this the other day. It’s never happened before. No idea if Harris would automatically take over or not if he hasn’t yet been sworn in. When Biden is in office he can step down for Harris to take over though without an election definitely.

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PostRe: US Election 2020 - WE HAVE A WINNER - Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President!!
by Alvin Flummux » Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:28 am

Skarjo wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:
KK wrote:Impossible to shake that feeling there’s a swerve coming. No idea what the swerve is, but this is 2020, expect the unexpected, right?


Covid :dread:


Eh, President Harris wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.


Has there ever been a President who died in between being elected and taking office?


William Henry Harrison died 31 days after taking office, but he did survive past inauguration day.

Other people have thought this thought, though - here's one article:

If Biden were to die before December’s electoral college vote, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) would have the ability to name a replacement candidate and pressure the electors currently committed to Biden to support them instead. Presumably, although not necessarily, the new candidate would be Biden’s vice president Kamala Harris.

Most states have laws, upheld by the Supreme Court, that penalize or discount so-called “faithless” electors who switch their vote—so it’s likely that this DNC-selected candidate would win, although there would be sure to be plenty of legal wrangling over each state’s handling of this process. There’s also nothing stopping the DNC from simply leaving Biden’s name on the ballot and proceeding on the assumption that Harris will assume his position after the electoral college vote, although this seems less likely.

Once Biden is selected by the electoral college, he officially becomes the president-elect. If he were to die between the electoral college vote but before the early January congressional certification, members of congress have an opportunity to object to the electoral results in any state and, if both chambers agree, to switch that state’s votes to the opposing candidate. It’s pretty hard to imagine Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House speaker, agreeing to hand a state to Trump in any conceivable circumstance.

After Congressional certification and before inauguration day, the 20th amendment would kick in. It provides that “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.”


https://qz.com/1929017/what-happens-if- ... ation-day/

TLDR; It would probably be President Harris, but not without considerable harrumphing from the conservatives.


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