In the 230 years of the American republic, no election has been invalidated, but that hasn’t stopped liberals, progressives, and Democrats from dreaming that it could happen – and somehow making the leap in logic that a Constitutional crisis like that would lead somehow to a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Despite a lack of procedures for such a move, the prospect remains a liberal pipe dream nine months after Donald Trump won the Electoral College in the general election, eight months after the results of the election were certified and seven months after his inauguration.
Allegations of everything from voter fraud to Russian collusion have been raised by Democrats in the hope of delegitimizing, if not altogether invalidating, Trump’s election that blocked Clinton’s long-held ambition of becoming the first female president of the U.S. from becoming a reality.
“Would you completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election if we learn that the Russian interference in the election is even deeper than we know now?” National Public Radio’s Terry Gross asked the failed Democrat candidate in a recent interview.
“No. I would not. I would say…” Clinton began.
“You’re not going to rule it out,” interrupted Gross, prompting Clinton to finish, “No, I wouldn’t rule that out.”
Days later, however, Clinton acknowledged,
“Nobody’s talking about contesting the election, including me. There is no mechanism.”
Sadly, almost pathetically, comedian and television writer Carl Reiner believes Clinton could be in line for the presidency if Trump were removed.
The 95-year-old tweeted recently about his excitement about the possibility.
“Is there anything more exciting than the possibility of Trump’s election being invalidated & Hillary rightfully installed as our President?”Reiner wrote.
The twice-failed Democrat candidate won the popular vote in the 2016 election, but presidents in the U.S. are not elected by a majority of those casting their ballots, but on the representative system of the Electoral College as provided in Article I of the Constitution.
The Daily Kos, a liberal website, published a pathway to the White House for Clinton entitled, “How Hillary can STILL become 45thPresident,” that would require the Supreme Court to invalidate the results of the Electoral College vote and require it to meet again to determine the new winner disregarding all votes for Trump, making Clinton the winner.
Such a scenario remains a remote fantasy for Democrats even as they scramble to put together a coherent message and strategy going into the 2018 mid-term elections, but it appears to be one that gives them comfort just the same.
Can Hillary Clinton become president if the liberals manage to invalidate the results of the 2016 election?
Source: Free Beacon
Author: Melissa Davis