There is a direct connection between the broken Republican conference in the U. S. House of Representatives and the 12th Amendment to the Constitution.
The warfare taking place there will likely cost the Republicans seats in the election. As you will see in reading this blog – if you support a Republican to be the next President it’s vital the fighting end. The same could be true if Democrats started fighting.
However, a Gallup poll in recent weeks said 63% of U. S. adult feel neither the Republican or Democratic parties represent the American people and “a third major party is needed.” This is the highest figure since Gallup first ask this question 2003.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has declared to run as an Independent. Others in the mix are Cornel West and the Green Party. No Labels, a growing organization has already gained ballot access in 10 states while raising tens of million dollars.
Here is where the 12th Amendment comes into play. If any of the outside presidential candidates gain electoral votes and either of the two major parties’ candidates do not receive 270 of the 538…the House of Representatives will choose the president from the top three getting electoral votes. Each state will have one vote unless the delegation is evenly divided, then the state gets no vote. It will be done by ballot.
If a state has a delegation controlled by Republicans, I can just see infighting taking place as it has over the last year in the House of Representatives.
What matters then is which of the major parties controls more state delegations. Now you can see the impact of the current “GOP Chaos Caucus” taking the Republican down the road to defeat in the 2024 congressional elections…costing it state delegations in the 119th Congress.
Could this happen?