State Senator Sheryl Nuxoll Tweeted about a “‘last chance’ to have Mitt Romney as President in January (it’s still not too late).” Nixoll linked to an article by Tea Party Nation’s Judson Phillips.
The article by Phillips claims that President Barack Obama‘s re-election could be nullified if two-thirds of the states participating in the Electoral College boycott the result. Phillips claims in the piece that if 17 states refused to accept the result – which Phillips thinks is possible because 24 states voted for Romney – there would be no quorum for the electoral college and the decision of electing the president would be given to the House of Representatives, which is currently controlled by Republicans. The problem is, this isn’t true.
David Adler, director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University, told The Idaho Statesmen that the scheme isn’t “totally constitutional,” and is “a radical, revolutionary proposal that has no basis in federal law or the architecture of the Constitution.” He ultimately called it “really a strange and bizarre fantasy.”