Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 2 months ago

how would it be possible to postpone the inauguration date for president from 1/20/21 due to the huge amount of fraud in the 2020 election?

Update:

would the Supreme Court be able to do this or the Congress or Senate? how? when might be able to do it?

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  • 2 months ago

    You would need to amend the Constitution, which requires votes of 2/3 of the House of Representatives and 2/3 of the Senate, and ratification by 3/4 of the states.

  • 2 months ago

    Some people truly will believe anything it's true that in every election there has been some  fraud in 2016 there was in 2024 there will be but the amount is very small  nothing that would change any of the elections remove the tin foil and become a mature adult .

  • W
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Time to suck it up, snowflake. Your Messiah will leave the building, one way or another. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's not possible.  The inauguration is set by the Constitution.  Or rather, the expiration of a President's term is set.  Donald Trump has no chance in any way shape or form of being our next President.  He is going to stop being President at noon on January 20th, 2021.  If Biden somehow cannot become President then, per the Constitution, Kamala Harris would become President.  If neither of them were able to become President then, again per the Constitution, Nancy Pelosi would become President.  There is absolutely no scenario where Donald Trump, or any other Republican, will be President at 12:01 on January 20th. 

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  • Tmess2
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Not possible.  

    The Constitution is clear on when the President's term ends.  According to Section 1 of the Twentieth Amendment, "The terms of the President and Vice-President end at noon on the Twentieth day of January."  That is plain and unambiguous.

    Now federal law sets out the timetable for this process to assure that it is completed by January 20.  

    First, states pick their electors on November 3.  The states have done this.  

    Second, each state according to their own laws and procedures certify the results of the election by December 8.  If there is any claim of fraud, they have to be made in state court by that date.  So far, despite the belief of many Trump supporters, his legal team has not made any claim of actual fraud in court.  They have claimed that states failed to follow proper procedure, but they have not claimed that any ineligible person voted.

    Third, the duly-certified electors meet on December 14 in their respective state capitols to vote.

    Fourth, the new Congress meets on January 6 to count those electoral votes.  It takes a vote by both houses to reject any slate of electors.  After any challenges have been resolved (and Congress has two hours to debate any individual challenge), the electoral votes are totaled and, if any person has 270 electoral votes, that person is president-elect.

    Now, if some Senator wants to pull some shenanigans and Vice-President Pence is willing to along with it, you could stretch out the count.  If there was an objection to every state and figuring an hour for the roll call, you might be able to stretch the process out for 151 hours which might take you beyond January 20.

    But, if there is no President-elect by noon on January 20, the Constitution provides for that possibility.  Under Section 3 of the Twentieth Amendment, if no President or Vice-President elect has been chosen by noon on January 20, then Congress by law shall provide for whom serves as acting President until there is a president-elect.  Currently, the first person in line would be the Speaker of the House, but she would have to resign to serve as acting President.  I could see Speaker Pelosi letting the vacancy pass her by as she would have to resign to serve as Acting President.  That would give us acting President Grassley (as he would probably be appointed to fill the vacancy as soon as the count was completed) or acting President Pompeo.  

    Under presiding officer Pence through January 19, I could see the Senate only getting through two or three states per day which would only get you through 39 states by January 19.  Of course, if Grassley took over as acting President, that could give the Democrats a 50-49 majority in the Senate and President pro tempore Leahy would instantly make the Senate sit for twenty-four hours straight to finish the votes.  So, you would have acting President Grassley for a grand total of 48 hours until President Biden took over.

  • EddieJ
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If the inauguration date could be postponed, that would ONLY delay when Joe Biden starts his term.  The current president's term would still end at noon on Jan 20.  So, after that, there would be NO president until the delayed inauguration occurred.

    If the military had Trump's back (they don't) they could help him with an illegal coup.  But, they will ignore his orders after noon on Jan 20, so, maybe he will have a mental breakdown and will be committed to an institution.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There was NO fraud.  Trump is simply an idiot and a megalomaniac who cannot understand that he lost.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No fraud.........

  • 2 months ago

    no.  the inauguration date is fixed in law

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Trump could declare a national emergency or impose martial law, but it would throw the country into full blown civil war. 

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