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What does it mean to concede or not concede?

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A Concession Speech is not required by law, it’s merely a custom of surrender that leads to a peaceful transfer of power without drama. It gives the transfer legitimacy. It’s a white flag of surrender and the supporters of the losing party typically simmer down and accept the defeat. The electors get together, they cast their votes, the votes are certified and we have a newly elected President.
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Not this year.
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Prior to this concession speech, the post election process is somewhat of a battle for the power, similar to a monarchy’s throne.

If one or more candidates think something is off, or the election is too close (within 1%) they have a legal right to ask for a recount.

If that does not resolve the candidates concerns they can take what proof of irregularities they have to the State’s Supreme Court. If that still does not resolve the issues then it can be taken to the US Supreme Court.

If all of those steps still do not satisfy the candidate, and there is not any certified votes, then Amendment 12 of the Constitution lays out what takes place next.

The vote goes to the House of Representatives. There are 475 members of the House. The original election is null and void at this point. It’s like the election never happened.

Each State in the Congress gets only one vote.

Note: Hilary Clinton told Joe Biden, “do not concede no matter what.”

Any state whose votes are within 1% of each other is an automatic recount.

Just before the inauguration Congress will vote.

The Forefathers of our Constitution provided a way for an illegitimate election to be overturned in the House of Congress.

No Concession has only happened twice in American History; In 1800 and 1824.

So regardless of the court battles or the recount outcomes etc. rest assured that Congress will elect a President just prior to the Inauguration date.

It’s going to be an interesting Winter.

By The Horsewhisperer

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One comment

  1. “ If all of those steps still do not satisfy the candidate, and there is not any certified votes, then Amendment 12 of the Constitution lays out what takes place next”

    WRONG! That sentence doesn’t even make sense. Per the 12th Amendment, the one vote per state scenario only happens if one candidate doesn’t get 270 electoral votes, not just because one candidate doesn’t like the outcome.

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