On December 17, 2020 and again on January 4, 2021, every member of Congress was served with a Petition for Redress of specific violations of the Electors Clause of the U.S. Constitution (Article II, Section 1) that took place in 31 States throughout 2020. One thousand fifty eight (1058) citizens residing in all fifty States signed the Petition. Congress was asked to refute the facts or direct the 31 States to re-do their elections in keeping with the mandate of the Electors Clause.
Congress did not respond to either Petition for Redress of the Grievance. Instead, on January 6, 2021 Congress certified the electoral votes of those 31 States, without any investigation, knowing the 401 electors from those 31 States were not constitutionally chosen and thus no candidate for President and Vice President received a majority of the 538 available electoral votes.
On February 14, 2021, Robert Schulz, Anthony Futia Jr. and all others similarly situated filed a Complaint in the D.C. District Court against the Congress of the United States. For relief, the Court was asked to direct the House to choose the President, and direct the Senate to choose the Vice President, all in accordance with the terms of the 12th Amendment.
Congress did not respond to the lawsuit or the Court Summons and made no appearance in either the District Court or the Court of Appeals.
The lower courts dismissed the case for lack of standing.
The case reached the U.S. Supreme Court. On June 27, 2022 it was assigned Case No. 21-1593.
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According to 32 AMJUR POF 2d 253:
Here, each of the listed conditions existed. Congress had a duty as a defendant in a court of law to respond to Petitioners’ claims, and it was fully capable of responding to the two principal claims: 1) that no candidate for President and no candidate for Vice President received a majority (270) of the available 538 electoral votes because 401 votes were cast by Electors from 31 States who were unconstitutionally chosen and thus whose votes had no legal force, binding power or validity, leaving only 137 constitutionally valid electoral votes to be cast, and 2) that by knowingly certifying the electoral votes cast by Electors who were unconstitutionally chosen Congress displaced the power committed by the Constitution to the State Legislatures to determine how votes of presidential Electors are to be obtained.
There are no issues of fact. Congress’ silence equates to admission.