So now with the Ukraine story coming out, is the 2016 presidential election going to have to be declared invalid and done over again?
- GregLv 75 months agoFavorite Answer
The 2016 election has been ratified; it cannot be declared invalid. Get over it already.
- out2lunch4now2Lv 75 months ago
There is no provision in American law to void an election.
- Tmess2Lv 75 months ago
Under U.S. law, there is a very limited time period for challenging the results of an election.
For president, there are three relevant deadlines (two of which are almost simultaneous). First, for a judicial challenge under state law, such a challenge must be resolved at least six days prior to the meetings of that state's electors. As electors meet on the Monday immediately after the Second Wednesday in December, the deadline for resolving a judicial challenge to the state's results is the day before the Second Wednesday in December. Second, when Congress meets to count the votes on January 6, members of Congress can challenge the validity of the certificate of votes in a given state. Third, in theory, Congress could also consider a challenge to the count of those votes (i.e. that the numbers have been added up wrong). However, once Congress has officially declared the results of the vote of the electoral college, there is no further mechanism to challenge the winner.
In any case, the Ukraine story has nothing to do with the 2016 election but rather involves another potential ground for impeachment (a potential misuse of presidential power by tying foreign aid to a foreign government reopening an investigation into one of the President's domestic opponents). If President Trump is impeached and convicted, there would be no "do over" of the 2016 campaign. Instead, Vice-President Pence would become president.
- 5 months ago
If the Ukraine story comes fully out, Joe Biden may have to go to prison.
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- Jeff DLv 75 months ago
No, Clinton lost. Get over it.
- Weasel McWeaselLv 75 months ago
Nothing will UNDO the past.
But all this damning info will certainly play a role in his impeachment and re-election chances.
This orange turd is more crooked than a zig zag bolt of lightning.