Radar: What happens if no one wins the 2024 election? – Forward Observer

Radar: What happens if no one wins the 2024 election?

Good morning and happy Monday. Here’s what’s on my radar this morning…

In this morning’s Early Warning brief, Robert pointed out that No Labels — the centrist-aligned third party running a presidential candidate — is now on the ballot in 13 states.

No Labels openly states that their strategy is to act as a spoiler for the Electoral College to prevent Trump and Biden from receiving the required 270 votes in order to achieve a “unity ticket”.

If no candidate achieves 270 votes, then the House of Representatives will decide the presidential election (one vote per state), while the Senate votes for a Vice President.

It’s going to be a very messy process.

And in the event that the House isn’t able to reach a 26-vote majority before Inauguration Day, guess who would become acting president? Kamala Harris!

Interestingly, billionaire asset manager Jeff Gundlach recently said it’s increasingly likely that the House decides a presidential election due to the country’s electoral dysfunction.

It’s unlikely that a No Labels candidate or the independent Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. could win enough votes to upset an Electoral College victory this time around.

But I bring it up for two reasons:

First, a breakdown in the electoral process could be catastrophic for the country. “Free and fair” elections underpin the entire U.S. system, and the perception of “free and fair” is fading.

Second, the potential for a November breakdown is the topic of our next Early Warning Webcast.

The team will take a look at the challenges and risks facing November’s elections, the prospects for electoral breakdown, and how you can prepare for a contingency scenario.

If you’d like to attend the live webcast or watch the replay, then be sure to sign up here: https://forwardobserver.com/events

Until next time, be well and stay out front.

Always Out Front,

Mike Shelby

Mike Shelby is a former Intelligence NCO and contractor. He's now the CEO of Forward Observer.

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