Nancy Pelosi promises to play 'prominent role' in deciding who is president if Election Day 2020 results are disputed

NANCY Pelosi has warned she is prepared to play a "prominent role" if issues arise with today's election results.

The House Speaker told NPR the House of Representatives were "ready" nd "prepared" to face a possible tie, which hasn't happened since 1876.

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In the event of a tie in the Electoral College, a complicated and "brutal" vote would ensuein which every state’s delegation gets a single vote – with who gets that decided by an internal tally of lawmakers, reports Politico.

Speaking to NPR Pelosi said:But let’s not worry about that right now.

“What we want to be ready for is a big vote tomorrow to dispel any thought other than that, on January 20, Joe Biden will be inaugurated president of the United States, that we will have a Democratic House and a Democratic Senate.”

And in a letter sent to House Democrats Sunday she said: "The Constitution says that a candidate must receive a majority of the state delegations to win.

“We must achieve that majority of delegations or keep the Republicans from doing so.”

But if results were disputed, ultimately it would come down to which party controls more state delegations in the chamber – not the party who controls the House.

As it stands, Republicans control 26 delegations to the Democrats’ 22.

Pennsylvania is tied and Michigan stands with a 7-6 plurality for Democrats.

The 14th seat is held by independent Justin Amash.

But this is subject to change depending on how the election goes.

Pelosi also suggested Dems could be gearing up for a possible legal battle in the event of disputed results.

It has been reported both sides have been stashing cash in the event of a possible lawsuit.

A buoyed-up Pelosi warned: "We’re ready. We’re prepared.

"We’ve been ready for a while because we see this irresponsibility of the president, his disrespect for the Constitution, for our democracy and for the integrity of our elections.

"So we’re ready for him", as per NPR and The Hill.

Trump has also broached the subject, telling rally-goers in Pennsylvania last week: "And I don’t want to end up in the Supreme Court and I don’t want to go back to Congress either, even though we have an advantage if we go back to Congress — does everyone understand that?

“I think it’s 26 to 22 or something because it’s counted one vote per state, so we actually have an advantage", cheekily adding: "Oh, they’re going to be thrilled to hear that.”

And a Democratic Party strategist conceded: "It is fair to say that this is something that folks have been thinking about.

“There is a great deal of overlap like Alaska, Montana.”

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