Delaying the election is how Mike Pompeo becomes President
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Trump’s cunning plan to save his skin by delaying the election will not work. Instead, America will find themselves acting out a horrible episode of ‘Designated Survivor’ where Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin becomes President.
Trump might think delaying the election will save him, but it won’t. The U.S. Constitution outlines that Trump’s Presidential term is up on January 21st, 2021, and that term will end whether there is an election or not. If no election takes place before that date, the new President will be determined from the line of succession. As soon as Trump understands this, he will go back to simply claiming the election is illegitimate.
Just in case, however, the Presidential line of succession should be on everyone’s mind. Although, to be fair, no one in the line of succession could possibly be less competent at being President than Trump, with the exception of Betsy DeVos. Yes, Betsy Devos. Don’t worry, she is only 16th in line. We would need to suffer an apocalypse of major proportions before she gets to be President.
The current line of succession remains pretty scary, however, as the first two in line are already disqualified:
Trump may figure out a way to delay the election, but he will not be able to delay leaving the White House unless there is an election. Someone needs to explain this to him. The whole thing is a constitutional crisis in the making, not that Trump cares about that, but everyone else hopefully does.