Donald Trump has told sources, according to reports, that he has no intention to concede the election to Joe Biden.
The stage is set for his return to the White House with Joe Biden winning 270 electoral votes.
In the wake of allegations of voter fraud, the president has already mounted a series of legal claims regarding the vote count, with the president maintaining those rhetoric both before and after the election.
“The only way we’re going to lose this election is if the election is rigged. Remember that. That’s the only way we’re going to lose this election.”The only way we’re going to lose this election is if the election is manipulated. Remember that. That’s the only way this election will be lost.
He said, “We’ll have to see what happens.” when asked earlier if he would support a peaceful transition of power prior to the election.
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In the election, has Donald Trump admitted defeat?
It seems Donald Trump is determined to challenge the presidency. “We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely portray himself as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: They don’t want the truth to come out.” Trump said in a statement after media outlets called the race for Biden.
He said, “The simple fact is that this election is far from over,”
In every state, let alone any of the highly contested states where recounts are mandatory, or in states where our campaign has credible and legitimate legal challenges that could decide the ultimate winner, Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner.
In Pennsylvania, for instance, no substantive access was provided to our legal observers to observe the counting process. Legal votes determine who, not the news media, is president.
But if Donald Trump refuses to leave the White House, what happens?
The next president will be inaugurated on Jan. 20, regardless of whether or not Donald Trump or Joe Biden wins the election.
“The terms of the President and Vice President shall expire at noon on January 20.”The terms of the President and Vice President shall expire on January 20 at noon.
When he is sworn in to signal a smooth transition, as is tradition, Trump should sit behind Biden.
Asked if he believed that if he lost the election earlier this year, Donald Trump would leave the White House, Joe Biden said he was “absolutely convinced” that the military would oust Trump “with great haste.”
The statement comes even though the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman has indicated that he wants to keep the military out of any conflict about elections.
Biden, however, “would have the power to direct the Secret Service to physically remove Trump from the White House like any other intruder.” As a result, Trump would be escorted from the White House by the presidential Secret Service and any access would be revoked.
Legal obstacles for Trump
If Donald Trump decides to contest the election in court and the matter is not settled, then before the election returns, Trump will theoretically stay in the White House.
Mr. Trump might take his case to the Supreme Court as well – but that would first have to go through state laws.
Legal teams would have to appeal the results in state courts if the election outcome were contested. State judges would then have to grant the challenge and order a recount, and a decision could then be reversed by Supreme Court justices.
If the Electoral College votes prove to be problematic (or there is a legal challenge as to how the votes come in), so the race will fall to the Senate and to the judgment of Republican Vice President Mike Pence.
Packages of votes from the states in question could be omitted, ensuring that the 270 electoral votes required to win the presidency could not be obtained by any candidate.
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Congress men will then vote for the president and vice president.
With each state delegation receiving a combined vote and a simple majority of 26 votes required for election, the House of Representatives will elect the president.
Each senator in the Senate receives one vote, and an election requires a simple majority of 51 votes.
The U.S. Constitution does not mention how if he loses an election and weigs, a president can be disqualified