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Idaho Lawmaker Wants States To Prevent Obama’s Re-Election

11:00 am - 11/27/2012
Idaho Lawmaker Wants States To Prevent Obama’s Re-Election

One Idaho state lawmaker is still in denial over election results and would like to see states challenge the legitimacy of Obama’s reelection. Last week, Idaho State Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll (R) amplified a debunked theory circulating Tea Party blogs, that claims Romney still has a chance to win if enough states refuse to participate in the Electoral College.

Nuxoll linked to the debunked idea in a tweet, afterward telling the Spokane Spokesman-Review “I don’t know if it’s realistic”:

Even though Obama won 51 percent of the popular vote, by Nuxoll’s reasoning, “states are going to have to stand up for our individual rights and for our collective rights” because he is “depriving us of our freedoms.”

Constitutional Accountability Center’s Emily Phelps explains why the idea that unhappy Republicans can prevent the Electoral College from reaching a “quorum” is completely wrong: “A quick reading shows that [Tea Party Nation's] Phillips has his voting bodies backward. There is no quorum requirement for the Electoral College. If pro-Romney electors boycotted the meeting as Phillips has urged, the others would simply meet without them and elect President Obama.”

The original story on World Net Daily, a conspiracy site that regularly pushes “birtherism”, now has a major caveat. The site’s editors added the note: “Since this column was posted it has been discovered that the premise presented about the Electoral College and the Constitution is in error. According to the 12th Amendment, a two-thirds quorum is required in the House of Representatives, not the Electoral College.”


OP: Ah... What is that weird voting thing again?
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eyetosky 27th-Nov-2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
I had to triple check the timestamps on all this to see if I'd clicked a magical "Go back a year" livejournal button.
layweed 27th-Nov-2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
have fun with that
moonbladem 27th-Nov-2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
Ummm... President Obama won, get over it?

Doesn't matter if you GOP fruitcakes are in denial. He won.
bushy_brow 27th-Nov-2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
crossfire 27th-Nov-2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
Denial, it ain't just a river in Egypt girlfriend. *snap*
sankaku_atama 27th-Nov-2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
This is someone who is supposed to be at least mildly conversant with the American voting system. You know, the one that doesn't base its results off of sticking your fingers in your ears and screaming "LA LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOOOOU!"

shipperx 27th-Nov-2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
Funny how these yahoos are all about [air quote]"defending democracy in the face of 'tyranny' "[/air quote]...except when the majority votes in ways they don't like.

Edited at 2012-11-27 10:55 pm (UTC)
layweed 27th-Nov-2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Ikr? And then there's this gem, “depriving us of our freedoms.” You want to remove Obama because he's depriving us of our freedoms by circumventing the democratic process? Yeahhhhhhhhhhh.
layweed 27th-Nov-2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
no it's just stupidity
sandstorm 27th-Nov-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
I wish I had their unwavering optimism.
miss_almost 27th-Nov-2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
made me think of "wrong, but not in doubt"

i know what you mean - i wish i could ever be so unwavering, just SO certain of something there was absolutely no room for doubt.
mollywobbles867 27th-Nov-2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
“states are going to have to stand up for our individual rights and for our collective rights” because he is “depriving us of our freedoms.”

Voting? What's that?
sio 27th-Nov-2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
i'm probly wrong, but doesn't some of this behavior skirt the boundaries of treason?
mirhanda 28th-Nov-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
You would think!
tabaqui 27th-Nov-2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
Exactly what freedoms has she lost? I'd like a list, please. And then a comparative list of 'lost freedoms' under the Shrub.

Ignorance and rabid denial are not pretty.
ebay313 27th-Nov-2012 11:28 pm (UTC)

Even if they needed a quorum to vote... then there would simply be no vote. In what world does that result in defaulting to Romney as President?
amyura 28th-Nov-2012 12:20 am (UTC)
The same world where Obama's having been born in Kenya means that the presidency would have gone to McCain.
kitanabychoice 28th-Nov-2012 12:27 am (UTC)
lol I think you injected real logic into your statement, 53 IS larger than 47. *g*
ragnor144 28th-Nov-2012 01:10 am (UTC)
On top of that, her occupation is part-time teacher. Let's hope that it is especially never in civics.
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