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StevesStox,

[from 18USC2071(b)] ...and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.

But... the Constitution says (in Amendment 12) "The person having the greatest number of [electoral] votes for President shall be President, if such a number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed".

So if someone who has violated 18USC2071 and is therefore subject to the above-quoted disqualification gets the majority of electoral votes for President, then that person is President. Period. Congress has no authority to override the Constitution merely by passing 18USC2071.

Phil


Congress has no authority to override the Constitution in numerous areas, but the Supreme Court still allows it. A great example is Article I Section 8, which enumerates the powers of Congress and was intended to limit what Congress has the power to do. This part of the Constitution has been rendered useless thanks to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has even gone so far as rationalizing that noncommercial intrastate activity can be regulated under the Interstate Commerce Clause.
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