With all the rampant election malfeasance going on this election cycle, there is no way that come election day we can be assured that the election was carried off fairly and honestly. And even if there is election fraud on that day, it will not be investigated if either Hillary or Trump walk away with the needed 270 electoral votes. We know there was election fraud under Obama but it was never dealt with and he was never held accountable.The same will be true if either side wins this election. I don’t know about you but I am tired of not having my vote count.
However, if there was not a clear winner and it had to go to the House to decide the election, there would be an investigation of all the practices during election day. The votes would be counted again to make sure they were accurate. And after all was said and done the House would decide who the President would be. Now, this benefits Trump most of all. How? Because if the House declares Trump the winner after a thorough investigation, then that removes the stain that he somehow “stole” the election. You want to shoot up his respectability factor, then have the House declare him the winner and you will see it instantly rise.
When Bush was investigated in 2000 for the votes in Florida, it was a long process. There was not just one count of the ballots but multiple counts and when the House couldn’t decide the Supreme Court did. But in the end, when he was declared the winner, his supporters had a badge of honor to carry with them because not only did he win the election fairly, the Supreme Court said he did! He had an air of credibility he probably wouldn’t have had, had he not had to survive a House vote. And while his detractors may not have liked his policies following his election there is not too much they could say about him “rigging” the election or otherwise “stealing” it because the Supreme Court settled that. And Bush was a lot more liked by his party going in than Trump is.
This would also be Trumps first seal of governmental approval. You can yell about the establishment all you want, it is the establishment you have to work with when you are the President. So if he walks in with the 270, the establishment will be, “That’s nice, they voted for you, we didn’t.” and would continue to make anything he tries to push through an uphill battle. However, if the House is the one who has to decide then they are going to be more reluctant to shoot down someone they voted in. Of course, that is not to say he would have an easy go of it, just an easier go of it.
As for Hillary, a house vote wouldn’t change anything for her. Given the FBI let her off with the email scandal, people will just think she was able use her influence to win the House vote. So whether Hillary wins by the 270 or a house vote, people will assume the fix was in. She has nothing to gain from a house vote, but she has nothing to lose from it either. Whereas, with Trump he is far more to gain from a house vote than from just getting the 270.
Finally the real winners in all of this is you and me-the American voter. The FEC has been mute when it has come to making sure this election has been handled in a fair and honest way. Trump should have been charged with slander and charged some serious fines when he made those charges about Ted’s father. He wasn’t. The FEC should have come after the DNC when they gave Hillary delegates that were truly Bernie Sanders and charged them with fraud. They didn’t. Therefore, the only way to have a legitimate election at this point in time is have enough people voting for other candidates so the big two do not walk away clear winners. At that point, the house will have to review the election and make a choice. Of course, if you don’t mind a corrupt election, keep on keeping on. But if you want a clean election, at this point, there is only one way to do it and that is to force a house vote.
In the end, it benefits everyone. It benefits the voter because they know now with a lot more certainty that it was a clean election. It benefits the candidates because they are given a seal of approval as America’s rightful president. It will grow the republic because the minority voice will have more power than it did before. People might think, “Well what if my candidate is the winner and it goes to a house vote and they vote in someone else?” That can’t happen, it will go only go to a house vote if there is NO clear winner. So your candidate has just as much an equal chance of being voted President as the next guy in that case. Since the FEC doesn’t want to do its job, a house vote is the only way to make sure we the people are actually represented in the voting booth.
Lastly, if you are Trump supporter think about this. People all over America are voting in different candidates, not just the big two, so much that there is no clear winner and at the end of it, he comes out on top. Not only did he beat Hillary, he beat ALL OF THEM!!! So if there is like 8 candidates in the running-he just beat them all! Think of the field day you could have with that! Not only that, you could brag not only did your candidate win but you just helped to grow the voting pool. Because now more people will be willing to vote third parties, get more involved and maybe run for office themselves. You are a frickin’ patriot! It is a beautiful thing, pat yourself on the back, you just saved America!