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Yawnz13 1 point ago +1 / -0

It is hardly moronic. The Constitution is very clear about the VP's powers, just as it is very clear about pretty much everything else. If you are only willing to take certain parts as written, you are the retard, traitor, and coward.

The Second Amendment says "shall not be infringed". There is no room for debate.

The Twelfth Amendment says "the President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted". Not "accept or reject", not "appraise", not "scrutinize". There is no room for debate.

Had the office of the VP had these powers, why weren't they ever exercised? Why didn't Joe Biden do it in 2017? What didn't Al Gore do it in 2001, especially after how contentious Florida was?