President Donald Trump has relentlessly continued to say that there was voters’ fraud. Since Biden was seen as the winner, he had refused to concede that he lost the White House.
There are recounts in several states, but they are not expected to change the result. Democrat Joe Biden captured enough electoral votes to become the next President of the United States at noon on Jan 20.
Trump, who said he has evidence to support his claim, is yet to show anything.
But what if Trump refuses to leave? With Trump, nothing seems to be impossible.
Trump tweeted, “I won the election!” And then, a little later, “The Radical Left Democrats, working with their partner, the Fake News Media, are trying to STEAL this Election. We won’t let them!” And most of his tweets has been in this line.
Michael Dimino of Widener University Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, PA, said, “The important thing is not whether he is physically in the White House. The important thing is who is permitted to exercise the powers of the presidency. The Constitution establishes a procedure for deciding that question.”
This means that the White House is simply what it is, a house. Power doesn’t reside in it, it resides with whoever has been declared president, wherever they may be. The White House just provides the safety and work environment suitable for a president.
But, if Biden is confirmed on January 20, 2021, as president, Trunp will become a trespasser in the White House, and could, presumably, be removed with force by the same Secret Service agents who have been his personal security.
So, by will or by force, Donald Trump, on January 20, would have to vacate the premises.