This might be inside baseball, but damn – TBotP email thingie is giving us some real-time preparation for a major merde-show to come:
TO GIVE A SENSE OF HOW ABSOLUTELY CRAZY this election is shaping up to be, Speaker NANCY PELOSI sent an email to her House colleagues Sunday afternoon urging Democrats to focus on flipping House state delegations in case neither BIDEN nor TRUMP wins an Electoral College majority. In that case, the Constitution says the election goes to the winner of the majority of House delegations — not an overall majority within the chamber itself. Congress is scheduled to certify the results — and vote if no one has a majority — on Jan. 6. Read this terrific CRS report
— PELOSI’S NOTE: “[Trump] was suggesting that if GOP leaders can hold up the final election results so that Joe Biden doesn’t get 270 electoral votes certified, the 12th Amendment would require the House to decide the presidential contest. But instead of giving every Member of Congress a vote, the 12th Amendment gives each state one vote, which is determined by a vote of the state’s delegation. In other words, how many state delegations the Democrats win in this upcoming election could determine who our next President is. …
“The Constitution says that a candidate must receive a majority of the state delegations to win. We must achieve that majority of delegations or keep the Republicans from doing so. Because we cannot leave anything to chance, House Majority PAC is doing everything it can to win more delegations for Democrats. It’s sad we have to have to plan this way, but it’s what we must do to ensure the election is not stolen.
“That’s why it’s so important that we support House Majority PAC right now. We have outstanding candidates in these key districts and they have built strong campaigns, but we must forcefully ensure they win. Simply put, this strategy to protect our democracy and elect Joe Biden will take an all out effort and resources.
“Many of you have already been patriotically generous supporting House Democrats and the Biden-Harris ticket. I’m asking you to help with this delegation strategy as well. Thank you for your generosity, your support, and your consideration.” More from John Bresnahan, Kyle Cheney and Heather Caygle
This is all good, but you know what? The DNC should be doing this ALL THE TIME. It’s nuts that they do not support a farm team, as it were.