Potential loophole allowing a 2 term president to serve infinite terms [duplicate]

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Here is a situation where Congress can give the presidency to a 2 term president even after the states send their electors to Congress for someone else.

  1. The House of Representatives chooses the former president to be Speaker of the House of Representatives

  2. Congress rejects the electors sent by the states via the Electoral Count Act

  3. Congress drafts alternate electors for two people constitutionally ineligible to be President and Vice-President

  4. Since neither would be qualified to be President, the next in the line of succession would be inaugurated, the Speaker of the House.

The former President wasn’t elected a third time so 22nd amendment doesn’t prevent them from being President.

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