Was this the plan all along? A legal expert stated that it is a very easy possibility that Hillary drops out of the race due to her health problem after she is elected, but BEFORE she is inaugurated.
Then, her electors could easily bypass the Twenty-Second Amendment and let Barack Obama stay on for his hoped for third term.
Rick Wells made it clear that the 22nd Amendment made it impossible for President Obama to have the third term in office. So, if Hillary’s health forces her to decide between the election and inauguration, it could open up a window for Obama to snag the presidential seat yet again.
Wells mentioned that “There’s been quite a bit of discussion over the past few weeks about the bizarre behavior of Hillary Clinton,”
Then he added “The talk of her early departure has intensified along with her coughing fits and absences from the campaign trail. She’s clearly not well and her history of brain injuries have prompted speculation that she may not last or be up to the rigors of either the campaign or the presidency. A common opinion among many is she is exhibiting symptoms and behavior associated with Parkinson’s Disease.”
What happened last Sunday with Hillary’s fall, practically sealed the deal as far as her health goes. My gosh, Obama is terribly unpredictable, at least we have some assurance that there are laws in place in case an atrocity like this were to happen, Obama wouldn’t squeeze back into office without a fight!
“As depressing and ruinous as the prospect of a parasitic Democrat in the White House for another four years would be, we can at least take comfort in knowing that there is a system in place to address the transfer of power question. Or can we?”
Wells may be a bit of a conspiracy theorist, but the legal expert he linked to at LawNewz, Ronn Blitzer, isn’t. According to his LinkedIn profile, he’s graduated Cornell Law and has practiced law, as well as served as an editor at the respected legal site (even in spite of that “z” at the end of its name).
According to the article, “the Democratic National Committee has rules in place to handle the Clinton situation. Article 2, Section 7 of the DNC Bylaws says that if there is a vacancy on the national ticket, a special meeting of the Committee ‘shall be held on the call of the Chairperson,’ where they would choose a new candidate. Such meetings make decisions based on a majority of those in attendance.”
Blitzer also pointed out that “if a candidate withdraws after the general election, but before the electoral college meets, federal law says that electors can vote for whomever they want, although states can pass their own laws on the matter.”
While there is a constitutional precedent if the president-elect dies between election and inauguration — the vice president-elect would take office — nothing provides for a hypothetical case in which the president-elect decides to recuse themselves from the duties of the office.
So technically, the strictures of the 22nd Amendment might not necessarily prevent Obama from seeking a third term. The DNC could theoretically select Obama if Clinton withdrew and the electors could certify him for a third term.
The language of the 22nd Amendment is a bit sticky, too: It says that no “person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of president, or acted as president, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected president shall be elected to the office of president more than once.”
Of course, liberals will say this is a conspiracy theory, and I wish it were, but conspiracy theories would be a lot harder to believe if they didn’t come true.
The lack of clarification about the phrase “be elected” has never been decided by the Supreme Court for he simple reason that no case has ever come up before now that needed a clear cut definition.
Does the phrase only mean to compete in the general election? Maybe it means to be certified by the college of electors? That lack of certainty could be a problem the very problem with our court, that’s taken an increasingly leftist turn in recent years.
This talk of a third term was only idle speculation, a mere conspiracy theory until had to go fainting all over everyone last Sunday, Jeez Hillary keep it together.
A third term may be a tiny possibility, but a “perfect storm” could be brewing for America’s demise.
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