Stories From The Fringe – Another Hilarious Reading of The Constitution by a teabagger – ‘Idaho Lawmaker Wants States To Prevent Obama’s Re-Election’
I use to ask myself if these people were really that stupid.
I’ve stopped asking because I know they are.
Judson Phillips from teabagger Nation, The World Net Daily and an Ideeho teabagger politician do not intelligence make.
‘One Idaho state lawmaker is still in denial over election results and would like to see states challenge the legitimacy of Obama’s reelection’.
‘Last week, Idaho State Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll (R) amplified a debunked theory circulating Tea Party blogs, that claims Romney still has a chance to win if enough states refuse to participate in the Electoral College’.
‘Even though Obama won 51 percent of the popular vote, by Nuxoll’s reasoning, “states are going to have to stand up for our individual rights and for our collective rights” because he is “depriving us of our freedoms.”
‘Constitutional Accountability Center’s Emily Phelps explains why the idea that unhappy Republicans can prevent the Electoral College from reaching a “quorum” is completely wrong:
“A quick reading shows that [Tea Party Nation’s] Phillips has his voting bodies backward. There is no quorum requirement for the Electoral College. If pro-Romney electors boycotted the meeting as Phillips has urged, the others would simply meet without them and elect President Obama.”
‘The original story on World Net Daily, a conspiracy site that regularly pushes “birtherism”, now has a major caveat at the bottom’.
‘The site’s editors added the note: “Since this column was posted it has been discovered that the premise presented about the Electoral College and the Constitution is in error. According to the 12th Amendment, a two-thirds quorum is required in the House of Representatives, not the Electoral College.”
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/11/27/1242261/idaho-lawmaker-wants-states-to-prevent-obamas-re-election/