The Living Force
I don't normally watch Fox News, but happened to be at a place where it was on a lot. I saw this segment below and thought about Joe's thoughts about a split election, etc as mentioned above.I've been thinking about this on and off since it was said. If Trump is still planning to run, and DeSantis decides to run and gets the Rep nomination, but Trump runs as a 3rd party candidate (for the "Trumpian Party") the result could be a major split in the Republican vote, leading to no candidate (including the Dem candidate, Biden?) getting enough electoral votes (270) to win. In such cases the vote goes to Congress and the Senate with each state having one vote, but this would likely result in the same dynamic playing out there, with a 3 way split making it impossible for any candidate to get a majority in Congress or the Senate to become POTUS.
The official rules say that "if Congress fails to elect a President by Inauguration Day, the Vice-President Elect serves as acting President until the deadlock is resolved in the House", but how can there be a VP Elect if there is no President Elect?
The No Labels people are going through the effort to get on the ballet in all states and Wash DC and even have a convention set up and ready to go if they decide to put forward and back a candidate. They don't have a specific candidate in mind, but they say they are ready to act.
I wonder who funds them and has funded them for all of these years. Could it be the Deep State and related agencies and now it is being positioned and ready to go to in case Trump (or anyone else like Kennedy that TPTB don't want) looks to be making it to the election and like he is going to win? That a supposedly non-partisan and centrist third candidate would be trotted out to steal the election or to split the vote, etc that Joe mentions? Also, it could be a contingency in case Biden dies or can't make it to the election for some reason.