This could happen, though unlikely?
A majority party COULD simply vote to accept their own electors irrgardless of their state’s vote and throw the election to their choice ….
For 134 years things have worked on tradition of ‘doing the right thing’…
Donald Trump & Co. tried to get around the system thru Mike Pence, who refused….
Some in Congress want to hardwire this ability to steal and election out…
They will probably fail….
Congress has spent 134 years avoiding the subject.
Instead, it has agreed to abide by the Electoral Count Act every four years, even if, as a constitutional matter, the statute may be little more than a glorified suggestion. In fact, Congress has diligently sidestepped the debate by passing resolutions tying itself to the rules of the law — a nod to the notion that they might not be mandatory.
The unanswered questions leave today’s Congress in a perilous position. Democrats, along with the two House GOP members of the Jan. 6 select committee, want to prevent a future effort by Trump or any other losing candidate to attack the transfer of power during certification. That makes Electoral Count Act reform a central part of the select committee’s mandate.
Yet before the panel can propose a change to the law, it must at least try to settle a question that’s vexed generations of constitutional scholars: Can the Electoral Count Act’s key provisions be enforced, or can a rogue future Congress — in league with a losing presidential candidate — simply ignore it?…
Across the aisle, Jan. 6 select committee vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) — who has lambasted Trump since the Jan. 6 attack — acknowledged “substantial debate” over the Electoral Count Act’s constitutionality in a pre-insurrection memo to colleagues urging them to certify Joe Biden’s victory.
Experts are split on whether any Congress can pass a law that would dictate how its successors certify presidential elections. Typically, the House and Senate have the constitutional power to set their own rules, which can be changed at will. Attempting to legislate against this would be unconstitutional. But the Electoral College certification is so significant that many constitutional scholars say it overrides that congressional prerogative….
Until the Electoral Count Act, the only requirement for the counting of Electoral College votes appeared in the Twelfth Amendment, which requires the House and Senate to meet in the presence of the vice president and count ballots delivered by the states. If no candidate gets a majority, the amendment sends the election to the House…
Of Course the Congress and President COULD just move the election to the popular vote like EVERY OTHER election in this country for political office, eh?
That wouldn’t make sense , right?