What Happens if in 2024, a State Legislature Overturns its own Election and Changes the Results?
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear out a case that determines if state legislations can determine who their electoral college delegates vote for - even if it's against popular vote...
In the upcoming weeks or months, the Supreme Court will be hearing a case that will determine if state legislatures can determine who their electoral college delegates vote for in the Presidential election, even if it is against the popular vote. Not surprisingly, four justices have already found themselves in agreeance with the states doing this. Two undecided justices remain.
Yes, this could actually happen. The question would then be: would the citizens of the state permit it?
Imagine this scenario: in the 2024 election, the Democratic candidate wins just by the skin of his/her teeth. However, a singular state which turned blue late, but has a red state legislature, can claim “voter fraud” without any substantial evidence and can then move on to declare their delegates to vote for the Republican candidate. In such a tight, theoretical, race this would decide who is then elected.
This isn’t necessarily a wild imagination idea either. Let’s consider the state of Wisconsin. The popular vote in the state is more times than not always for the Democrats. More votes are sent in for Dems when compared to GOP candidates as well. Statewide in almost every single election.
However, thanks to our favorite - gerrymandering - about two-thirds of the state legislators are Republican. Those same legislators have formed “committees” in order to stay faithful to their attempts of trying to prove election fraud. They continue to insist that Trump somehow won Wisconsin. The GOP in the state has vowed to not let the state go for a Democratic nominee ever again.
So, yes, this is entirely possible. The state legislature would demand that Wisconsin’s electoral votes go to the Republican nominee no matter how the state voted and those who subverted the will of the people will have almost no chances of negative consequences. Once again, thanks to our favorite - gerrymandering.
If the election was held and this type of bullshit was done in enough states to install the losing candidate as “president,” it is likely that there would never be a peaceful transition of power. Riots on a national basis would persist and there would be an appreciable chance of a second civil war.