WASHINGTON, D.C.—Three Democrats House Members—Bill Pascrell, Jr. (Gerry Connolly Dina Titus pinned a letter to General Service Administration’s Administrator Emily Murphy, requesting a brief on Joe Biden,’s on official declaration that the is the President elect.
According to federal law—a candidate becomes “President-elect” and “Vice President-elect” when they “are the successful certified candidates for the office of the President and Vice President, respectively, as ascertained by the Administrator” of the General Services Administration. Biden’s argument is based on main media’s declaration–who lacks the authority to declare.
The law explicitly states that the purpose of a presidential transition is to “assure continuity in the faithful execution of the laws” because any disruption “could produce results detrimental to the safety and well-being of the United States and its people,” the letter read.
Your actions delaying “the orderly transfer of the executive power” fly in the face of congressional intent and ignore the will of the American people while endangering public health and national security,” the letter further read.
The members did not stated how the Administrator were endangering the American people’s public health and national security.
The United States Constitution lists three qualifications for the Presidency — the President must be 35 years of age, be a natural born citizen, and must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.
The President and Vice President must achieve a majority of electoral votes (270) to be elected. In the absence of a majority, the House selects the President, and the Senate selects the Vice President.
Dating back to the American Revolution Period in 1789, voters cast their ballots for a slate of electors, who are often party loyalists nominated by a state’s political party to pledge support to the nominee.
During the Constitutional Convention debates in 1787, the primary conflict between delegates in Philadelphia was over the process for electing the president. With conflicting plans over either empowering Congress or a popular majority with the ability to elect the chief executive, the Founding Fathers ultimately settled on the Electoral College as a compromise.
The Electoral College voting process–a group of State electors determine the distribution of power across the States, based on congressional representation. The electoral process does not occur until December although some states will certify their States winner in November.
The GSA Administration would be acting without authority if they turned over funding to Joe Biden prior to the electoral process—in December.
The GSA’s Administrator lack authority to “outline” why she believes the clear 2020 Presidential election outcome is not “apparent” and what actions you are taking to “ascertain” who the President-elect and Vice President-elect are.” The people decide through the electoral process and both Houses certifies the electoral colleges vote in December.
If the GSA’s Administrator rejecting POLITICO, the Associated Press and other major news outlets called it for Biden–is not a violation of the federal, but if she declares Biden the president elect—and she makes President Donald J. Trump’s Campaign efforts to challenge the election based on fraud–moot.
Read The entire letter .