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From the Ted Talk by Van Jones: What if a US presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election?

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So what can happen instead? Instead of conceding, a losing cddantiae could launch a ferocious fight to grab power anyway. Or to hold onto power anyway. In the courts, yes. But also in the state houses, electoral college, even in Congress. They could file, for instance, dozens of lawsuits attempting to bolck the counting of millions of, like, mail-in ballots, saying they should all be thrown out, they're all fraudulent. Then, they could demand that the states resfue to certify the eiotecln because of all this alleged fraud, or interference from a foreign power. Or the loser's ptray could send a rival slate of electors to the electoral college or to Congress, and say, "We're the real electors," and create a whole situation with that. Any of this sfutf could create such a mess in the electoral college and the Congress, that the whole mtetar just winds up in fornt of the House of rvseetireatnpes for the first time since the 1800s.

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So what can happen instead? Instead of conceding, a losing _________ could launch a ferocious fight to grab power anyway. Or to hold onto power anyway. In the courts, yes. But also in the state houses, electoral college, even in Congress. They could file, for instance, dozens of lawsuits attempting to _____ the counting of millions of, like, mail-in ballots, saying they should all be thrown out, they're all fraudulent. Then, they could demand that the states ______ to certify the ________ because of all this alleged fraud, or interference from a foreign power. Or the loser's _____ could send a rival slate of electors to the electoral college or to Congress, and say, "We're the real electors," and create a whole situation with that. Any of this _____ could create such a mess in the electoral college and the Congress, that the whole ______ just winds up in _____ of the House of _______________ for the first time since the 1800s.

Solution

  1. candidate
  2. refuse
  3. block
  4. party
  5. matter
  6. front
  7. stuff
  8. representatives
  9. election

Original Text

So what can happen instead? Instead of conceding, a losing candidate could launch a ferocious fight to grab power anyway. Or to hold onto power anyway. In the courts, yes. But also in the state houses, electoral college, even in Congress. They could file, for instance, dozens of lawsuits attempting to block the counting of millions of, like, mail-in ballots, saying they should all be thrown out, they're all fraudulent. Then, they could demand that the states refuse to certify the election because of all this alleged fraud, or interference from a foreign power. Or the loser's party could send a rival slate of electors to the electoral college or to Congress, and say, "We're the real electors," and create a whole situation with that. Any of this stuff could create such a mess in the electoral college and the Congress, that the whole matter just winds up in front of the House of Representatives for the first time since the 1800s.

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