Contested Elections are Nothing New

contested electionsBy The Right-Wing Teen

The 2020 election is far from over! Although rare, contested elections are nothing new in America. In fact, there have been several contested elections in American history.

Read on to learn more about how the Constitution provides a path to protect the Republic in uncertain times.

A Brief History of Contested U.S. Presidential Elections

The first contested presidential election was in 1800. A vicious political fight resulted in a contested election between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.

Congress had to step in, as was their duty under Article II of the Constitution. It took 36 votes in Congress to finally decide the election, and that’s how Jefferson won.

To avoid such a stalemate in the future, the Twelfth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1804. The Twelfth Amendment specifies what to do if a majority of electoral votes for president is lacking.

When the House of Representatives counts the electoral votes, if no candidate receives a majority, then in January 2021 each state delegation gets one vote. (At this time, there are more Republican-led states than Democrat.)

The Twelfth Amendment was used in the presidential elections of 1825 and 1877. In 1825, the House chose John Quincy Adams over Andrew Jackson. In January 1877, Congress resolved the disputed election by appointing a bipartisan commission and Rutherford B. Hayes became president.

Although the Twelfth Amendment did not come into play in 2000, there was a contested presidential election and a recount in Florida. That year, George W. Bush beat Al Gore by a mere 537 votes in Florida.

A Timeline of What Will Happen in This Year’s Contested Election

December 14, 2020 – The nation’s electors cast their ballots for president.

January 3, 2021 – If no candidate received a majority of the electoral votes, the NEWLY ELECTED Congress goes into action. The members of Congress from each state meet as a delegation, and each state casts one vote. The House of Representatives chooses the president, and the Senate chooses the vice president from the candidates presented by the Electoral College.

January 21, 2021 – The president is sworn into office.

Overwhelming Evidence of Fraud

For four years we’ve had to listen to the mainstream media incessantly echoing the unproven talking point that Russia hacked the 2016 election, with sore-loser Hillary claiming she was cheated by Trump.

And yet the new media-approved narrative is that any story about the 2020 presidential election having been rigged in favor of Biden is automatically tagged as “false.”

There was never any actual evidence of Russia interfering with the election. However, the evidence this time is too overwhelming to ignore…

  • According to the Pew Center, approximately 24 million (one of every eight) voter registrations “are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate… more than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters… approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state.” How can so many election clerks around the country be that incompetent!
  • In Wayne County, Michigan, over 500 people have signed sworn affidavits under penalty of perjury attesting to election fraud they personally witnessed – and that’s just one county!
  • In Pennsylvania, President Trump had a lead of around 700,000 votes when the polls closed on November 3. Then, after the polls had been closed, former Vice President Biden got a huge vote spike in Pennsylvania of about 600,000 votes. This spike is statistically impossible when Trump was already leading by such a sizeable margin.
  • In Philadelphia, election officials refused to obey a court order to allow authorized observers from the GOP to observe the vote count.
  • In Pennsylvania, from the state’s own website, 1,601 people between the ages of 100 to 202 years old requested mail-in ballots, nearly all of which were returned in time for the November 3 vote. To put this in perspective, the nation’s oldest senior citizen, Susannah Mushatt Jones of New York City, died at age 116 in May. So the demographic probability that all of these Pennsylvania voters aged 115 to 200 years old or more are legitimate voters defies reason and logic.
  • In counties where Dominion Voting Systems equipment and software was used, thousands of Trump votes were suddenly switched to Biden.

The Epoch Times infographic below provides an overview of information currently known. There are way too many anomalies to be a coincidence. It looks more like a coordinated election coup taking place on many fronts! Click to enlarge the image.

So, what happens now?

There are ongoing lawsuits in several states that have contested elections. These lawsuits will continue until their legal conclusion. This, too, is not unusual, as in 2000 the Gore campaign was still filing lawsuits as late as November 27.

The courts will decide these cases and if a majority of electors’ votes are not cast for either candidate, the Twelfth Amendment kicks in.

Remember, even though Democrats have a majority of votes in the House of Representatives (due to the largely populated liberal states like New York and California), Republicans have a majority of the state delegations, which is what counts when contested elections are decided by Congress.

Despite all the credible allegations of election irregularities, the propaganda media keeps erroneously reporting that there’s no evidence of massive voter fraud, attempting to characterize the lawsuits filed by Republicans as attempts to steal the election.

Meanwhile, Dr. Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican Party, asserts, “We have every right to make legal challenges. We are trying to have integrity in our electoral process.”

What Kind of Republic Are We?

Allowing election and vote fraud to stand would irreparably damage the nation’s moral authority. It is our obligation to protect the vote because without free and fair elections, our American Republic will devolve into just another Banana Republic. We are either a nation of laws or we’re not.

After freeing themselves from British oppression, America’s Founders worked hard to set up a Constitutional Republic, a form of government in which the power resides with the people, and the elected leaders follow a rule of law designed to help their citizens.

Banana Republics are governed by an authoritarian regime characterized by corruption, election fraud, and economic exploitation by foreign corporations conspiring with local government officials to line their own pockets, ignoring the interests of their citizens.

If all the uncertainty surrounding contested elections bothers you, take heart! We’ve been through this before; we survived then, and we will survive now.

America is the only nation other than Israel to be founded on the Word of God. And you know what God tells us to do in times of national distress.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” ~2 Chronicles 7:14

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