What Happens If Donald Trump Does Not Concede The Election?
It happened before two times in history. It happened in 1800. And it happened in 1824. And, if you remember, Hillary Clinton told Joe Biden not to concede, remember that? Before this election. She told him, “Do not concede, no matter what.”
Do you know why she told him that? I hate to tell you that she’s a smart woman. She knows the law. But most Americans don’t. I didn’t know it either. But I do now. And knowledge is power. And I promise you Donald Trump knows what I am fixing to tell you. So do all of his lawyers.
OK, So here’s what happens — real, real, simple.
The most powerful thing that keeps the peace in the United States of America is not required by law, it’s just a custom, and it’s called a Concession Speech. We’ve been doing it now for a long time, but there’s no law that requires a Concession Speech. However, it does aid in the peaceful transition of power.
So, normally, when a presidential candidate gets in a fight for the presidency — it’s a powerful position — it’s like a throne — the king fights for his throne. He has supporters, and those supporters are literally ready to fight, if you will, for their guy. It’s been this way since the dawn of time.
At the moment of the Concession Speech is when the people that supports this guy are pretty much given the green light to simmer down, go back home, it’s over. It’s a surrender. It’s a white flag surrender. But it is not required in the Constitution. It’s simply a custom. A wonderful custom.
Once a president concedes the battle is over. There is no more legal fighting, everything after sort of happens on a rubber stamp. When the electors get together, they cast their votes in Washington, D.C., the president is officially elected and the votes are certified, and that certification gives that man the presidency. But more to the point, the Concession Speech of the opponent is what gives him legitimacy. And a transfer without drama.
But two times in our history presidents did not concede the election. Why? Well, not because they were trying to be rambunctious, but just like Al Gore, they knew that something was off, and they were not ready to give up a fight with a margin of less that 1% in all the battleground States.
According the law Georgia is going to be recounted. We do not have any official results anywhere in the nation. Pennsylvania is going to be recounted. Arizona it is still being counted. Nevada is going to be recounted. We have a total recount coming.
Now after that recount, the president has the legal option to go to court to prove irregularities. So let’s just say that none of that works and the president still will not concede the election.
Amendment XII of the United States Constitution gives us the answer to what will happen. If they cannot rule over it in the court, and he still does not conceded, and there is no certification of an indisputable majority, then we go to the House of Representatives.
When we go to the House of Representatives, there are 475 members of that House. The election is null and void at that point. It’s like it never happened. The numbers do not matter any longer. This has happened twice in history. I have a feeling it’s going to happen again.
At that moment the election becomes obsolete and now the president will be elected by the Congress. The House of Representatives. Now, immediately that strikes fear into the heart of Conservatives because guess who controls the House. The Democrats.
But not so fast.
The Constitution goes on to say in Article XII that each State has one vote, not each Representative. Each State gets one vote for the president.
Well, there are fifty States in the House of Representatives. Of those fifty, thirty-seven are Republican States. At that point a Republican Congress will officially and constitutionally vote in the next president.
Why do you think Donald Trump has not conceded? He knows these things that I am telling you. He understands that there were illegitimate votes cast. He understands that votes are still going on.
Now, he might get tired of the fight, we don’t know about that. I don’t think he will though. But he does have a Constitutional Remedy to his dilemma.
This is going to be interesting to watch, but remember, Hillary Clinton told Joe Biden, “Do not concede, no matter what.”
Now, why did she tell him that? Because she knows what we’re telling you now.
And so, Joe Biden has won a few battleground States with less than 1%. Those are automatic recounts and we will not have a winner until we have a certification. If we can’t get a certification that is not contested in the courts, it will go to the House of Representatives just before Inauguration Day.
Now you know why the Panther is getting real quiet in the background. Wait for the attack. I’m not saying that this is how it’s going to go, but the Constitution foresaw this. The Constitution made a way for an illegitimate election to be overturned in the House of Representatives.
Now you know the truth.