Home Trending News Here's a guide to deadlines from Election Day to inauguration

Here’s a guide to deadlines from Election Day to inauguration

President Donald Trump and his allies have suggested that the system is only fair if a winner is declared on election night, but that’s a horrible misreading of the US Constitution and US law, both of which make clear that the technical process of picking a president is only getting started on Election Day.
The system is especially confusing because voters only cast ballots to determine which candidate gets to send a handpicked group of allies known as electors to the Electoral College, where the actual presidential vote takes place. (Here’s a refresher on that.)

Americans have been refining the process since the election of 1800, which originally resulted in an Electoral College tie. The House of Representatives gave Thomas Jefferson the presidency and that first disputed election resulted in the 12th amendment, which modified the Electoral College process.

Later, in 1824, John Quincy Adams got to the White House despite not winning either the popular vote or a majority in the Electoral College.

In 1876, the results in several Southern states were disputed, and the lack of clear Electoral College results led to a deal in the House that gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency even though he won neither the Electoral College nor the popular vote. That ultimately begat the Electoral Count Act of 1887, which is still in effect today.

The whole timeline is below.



Source by [author_name]

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

MPs hold emergency debate on N.S. lobster fishery dispute

Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony...

Toobin suspended by the New Yorker, steps away from CNN | CBC News

Author-commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker and is stepping away from his job as CNN's senior legal analyst pending...

Police hunt ‘armed and dangerous’ woman who stabbed Los Angeles Metro worker to death

Police hunt 'armed and dangerous' woman who stabbed Los Angeles Metro...

New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin After Zoom Incident

The New Yorker said Monday that it had suspended the staff writer Jeffrey Toobin and was investigating a report that he exposed himself...

Has the stress of Covid given Boris dandruff?

As though Boris Johnson didn't have enough to contend with, last week he was pictured in the House of Commons with what appeared...
Translate »