House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was reportedly rounding up her Democratic lawmaker colleagues, should neither one of the two presidential nominees don’t win the outright Electoral College – an election scenario, which has never happened since 1876.
Meaning, in case this happens, it is up to the House of Representatives to decide who is going to be the next president. According to Politico, the 12th Amendment says a presidential candidate needs to receive 270 Electoral College vote to win.
In her letter on Sunday, as reported by the news outlet, she warned the liberals that their November 3 victory could be “stolen” from them, so they have to prepare and focus on winning more seats come election.
Her opinion came after president Trump hinted he could not possibly accept a defeat, questioning the security of mail-in ballots. In the past days, reports tell there have been ballots from the military dumped in the river with Trump’s name on it in Pennsylvania. In Texas, a Republican team requested a probe into Biden’s campaign over alleged illegal ballot harvesting.
Biden denied these allegations during their first debate in Ohio Tuesday evening, saying there is no evidence.
This means the presidency may not be decided by the party that controls the House itself but by the one that controls more state delegations in the chamber. And right now, Republicans control 26 delegations to Democrats’ 22, with Pennsylvania tied and Michigan a 7-6 plurality for Democrats, with a 14th seat held by independent Justin Amash.
Pelosi foresees it will be a savage election battle so she reminded her allies that they need to win in Montana and Alaska, where the conservatives dominate over Democrats on a little scale. In short, they could upturn a whole delegation with a single upset House victory.
“Because we cannot leave anything to chance, House Majority PAC is doing everything it can to win more delegations for Democrats,” Pelosi wrote.