When it comes to picking the president, there's actually no constitutional requirement for a popular election at all. What the constitution does say is that Congress gets to pick the date by which the states must choose their presidential electors (the 538 members of the electoral college). Under current law, that date is the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November.Sure, the POTUS casually suggesting one of the greatest Constitutional crises in the history of our country is no big deal. What’s he going to do, send federal agents kitted up in paramilitary gear to put down any protests of his illegal action?
When Trump says he’s going to do something awful I listen.