A wackaloon state senator from Idaho doesn’t understand how the electoral college process works, and so she’s come up with a crazystupid idea for a Romney victory: states where Romney won the electoral vote should refuse to participate in the electoral vote count.
Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, sent an article out on Twitter headed, “A ‘last chance’ to have Mitt Romney as President in January (it’s still not too late).”
Constitutional scholar David Adler, director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University, said the plan is not “totally constitutional,” as touted in the article, but is instead “a radical, revolutionary proposal that has no basis in federal law or the architecture of the Constitution.”
Adler called it “really a strange and bizarre fantasy.”
Nuxoll said, “Well, I guess that’s one lawyer.”
She doesn’t understand the 12th Amendment. She thinks there needs to be a two-thirds quorum in the electoral college for the vote to be counted. By refusing to participate, the Romney states would ostensibly send the election to the House of Representatives to decide. Clever! Except the Constitution doesn’t call for a quorum in the electoral college at all — just 270 electoral votes for victory. The quorum is called for in the House of Representatives — not the electoral votes. So, uh-doy.