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Old 03-27-2020, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by OldGuy View Post
So if there's no election and no House, does that mean that Pelosi is still Speaker on Jan 20th?
No, new Term, new Speaker selection. This is typically a formality when the majority doesn't change, which is why you never hear about it. "Majority Party decides to keep same Speaker" is up there with "Dog Bites Man" in exciting headlines.

Note there will be elections somewhere. Maybe a few states float that idea because individual states hold elections - not the federal government, but there will be at least one that will hold them. The others will follow along if it becomes clear the House (and Presidential electors) will be dominated by states that did not cancel.

This is one area where conservative governors/states won't go with Trump if he suggests it. They aren't going to slit their own necks for him.

Last edited by Great Antibob; 03-27-2020 at 07:54 AM.