durobinet schreef op 30 september 2020 17:53:
Er is ook een kans dat beiden gelijk eindigen en er geen winnaar is en geen president gekozen kan worden en Nancy Pelosi (tijdelijk?) waarneemt.
The United States has a line-of-succession statute that dictates what happens if an election is undecided. The sitting President and Vice President leave office at noon on January 20, 2021 even if no winner has been decided.
Nancy Pelosi, President?
In that case, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi becomes Acting President. But, that assumes Pelosi is named Speaker. What if House seats are also undecided because of mail-in ballots, legal challenges and close elections?
If enough House seats are not decided, there may not be a quorum in the House, which means that there would be no Speaker at all and still no Acting President.
Let’s hope that none of this happens and the outcome is resolved quickly with a legitimate winner all can agree on. The social unrest we’re seeing today could be child’s play next to the kind of unrest we’d see during a disputed election.