So I’m always inundated with idiots when I visit the bar across the street. Sometimes I wonder why I talk there at all. Tonight’s idiot was a guy claiming that Obama can’t produce a birth certificate. He said that when the senate asks Obama for a birth certificate, he has to show it, and when [sic] he can’t, Peluso [sic] will be the next president of the US since she’s the holder of the speech [sic] or whatever I want to call it.
I conned him into betting a beer on it and asked for specifics. He clarified (after much leading by me) that it would happen after the Electoral College votes, but before the Senate confirms the vote, and that since the President picks the VP, Biden would “go away” too.
OK, so he’s clearly wrong, but what would happen if Obama (grant me this) couldn’t come up with a birth certificate? Is that even relevant? If so, does the college reconvene and vote again or does it go to the House? To me, it’s clear that the College votes for the President and VP regardless of how the people vote and that if a majority is not reached, the HoR votes on it. But what happens if they’ve already voted and the guy turns out to be ineligible?
I want all the facts before I claim my beer.