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‘Nightmare’: Supreme Court tying 4-4 on election dispute

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 Ukshep    20,176

This article is a pretty good what-if read that can help you understand what could happen! And preparing our minds is one of the steps we need to take!

WASHINGTON—What happens if America wakes up on Nov. 9 to another undecided, hotly disputed presidential election? What if the outcome turns on the razor-thin margin in one or two states, one candidate seeking a recount, the other going to court?

We know what happened in 2000, when the Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote effectively settled the election in favor of George W. Bush.

As controversial as that decision was, it was made by a nine-justice court. This time around, there are only eight justices and the possibility of a tie vote. That would leave a lower federal or state court ruling in place, with no definitive judgment from the nation’s highest court.

“It would be Bush v. Gore, with a twist,” said one election law expert, law professor Richard Hasen at the University of California at Irvine.

“I call it the nightmare scenario,” said University of Kentucky law professor Joshua Douglas.

Sixteen years ago, the court divided 5 to 4 about whether to get involved at all and then voted the same way to stop Florida’s state court-ordered recount. The five more conservative justices sided with Republican nominee Bush, while the four more liberal justices would have ruled for Democrat Al Gore.

“A no-brainer!” Justice Anthony Kennedy said in Jan Crawford’s book “Supreme Conflict,” recalling the decision to take on the case. “A state court deciding a federal constitutional issue about the presidential election? Of course you take the case.”

The odds of history repeating itself in Florida or elsewhere are long. But it’s hard to discount any possibility, however remote, in a tight campaign that already has seen Democratic lawsuits charging voter suppression and Republican claims the election will be rigged.

The reason a tie Supreme Court vote is even possible stems from another aspect of this unusual election year, the Senate Republicans’ refusal to act on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2181129-nightmare-supreme-court-tying-4-4-on-election-dispute/

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 Ukshep    20,176
9 minutes ago, Quiet Storm said:

Were making History with every tick of the clock this political season. 

Worldwide,  not just in the States. 

 

Sure are. Been a year for change has it not. Kicked off with the boys in oregon and losing lavoy :( i guess that was when god had enough.

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 Quiet Storm    932
1 minute ago, Ukshep said:

Sure are. Been a year for change has it not. Kicked off with the boys in oregon and losing lavoy :( i guess that was when god had enough.

The planetary political landscape,  is most certainly being shaken to its core. 

I hope all the rotton shit falls out during this makeover. 

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