US Election

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Re: US Election

Post by monkey » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:54 pm

dyqik wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:23 pm
Seems that Pence will never entertain the idea of using the 25th Amendment.

Which seems disqualifying for a VP.
I wouldn't expect him to say anything different.

Anyway, it seems that invoking the 25th would be harder to get through than impeaching again, which would still be pretty hard.

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Re: US Election

Post by dyqik » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:03 am

monkey wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:54 pm
dyqik wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:23 pm
Seems that Pence will never entertain the idea of using the 25th Amendment.

Which seems disqualifying for a VP.
I wouldn't expect him to say anything different.

Anyway, it seems that invoking the 25th would be harder to get through than impeaching again, which would still be pretty hard.
Yeah, it needs 2/3 majority in House and Senate to override Trump's objection to it, vs. simple majority in House and 2/3 in Senate.

A simple majority in the Senate can bar Trump from future office though, and Romney and Toomey would be on board.

(Senate is 48-51 until Warnock and Ossoff are seated, when it's 50-50 with Pence breaking ties. Then it's 49-50 when Harris is inaugurated, until her replacement is seated)

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Re: US Election

Post by monkey » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:00 am

Trump's conceded (sort of).

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Re: US Election

Post by Gfamily » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:08 am

monkey wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:00 am
Trump's conceded (sort of).
Some saying that's obviously a "Deepfake" video; you can tell by the 'colour of the tie' or something.
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Re: US Election

Post by TimW » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:17 am

Has Trump resigned yet?

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Re: US Election

Post by Woodchopper » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:31 am

The election result has been certified by Congress. It’s been a long process but it’s over. So I’m locking the thread.

Time to start new threads about all the issues that remain.


I've split the insurrection posts into a new thread: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2075&p=64790#p64790

I've split the social media ban posts into a new thread: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2076

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