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What Happens if the 2020 Presidential Election Is Disputed? Political Science Professor Explains

The Conversation
October 9th, 2020 by 

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Should we be prepared for the possibility of a major dispute over the outcome of the 2020 presidential election this November? And what should we expect Congress’ role to be in resolving this dispute? 

In a recent piece for The Conversation, Donald Brand, professor of political science at Holy Cross, looks at past elections that ended up in Congress and concludes that, generally, the framers sought to avoid congressional involvement in presidential elections.

According to Brand, the House of Representatives would serve as the backup plan if there’s no clear winner in the electoral college, but even so, “The best bet for American democracy, history shows, is a clear and decisive victory in the Electoral College, as the framers intended.”

To read the full article, go to TheConversation.com.

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