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Judson Phillips, Founder of Tea Party Nation, Still Trying to Get Mitt Romney Elected

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According to all major news sources, President Obama was re-elected with a 332-206 victory in the electoral college. Mitt Romney conceded the election and, eventually, so did Karl Rove.

However, Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, wrote a new op-ed for the 'birther' website WND.com in which he explains how “we can still pull this election out and make Mitt Romney president in January.”

Phillips also wrote: “Mitt Romney was a terrible candidate, and he will not be a great president,” but apparently the Tea Party founder hates Obama more than he hates Romney.

Phillips writes:

According to the 12th Amendment, for the Electoral College to be able to select the president, it must have a quorum of two-thirds of the states voting. If enough states refuse to participate, the Electoral College will not have a quorum. If the Electoral College does not have a quorum or otherwise cannot vote or decide, then the responsibility for selecting the president and vice president devolves to the Congress.

The House of Representatives selects the president and the Senate selects the vice president.

Since the Republicans hold a majority in the House, presumably they would vote for Mitt Romney, and the Democrats in the Senate would vote for Joe Biden for vice president...

However, Phillips’ column has been updated with the following editors note: "Since this column was posted it has been discovered that the premise presented about the Electoral College and the Constitution is in error. According to the 12th Amendment, a two-thirds quorum is required in the House of Representatives, not the Electoral College."

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