Steve Bannon: “It's still a big possibility to have a contingent election” Bannon: “We’re not going to back off this one iota” Written by Media Matters Staff Published 12/09/20 5:13 PM EST Video file Citation From the December 9, 2020, edition of War Room: Pandemic STEVE BANNON (HOST): This is from YouTube, right? I just want to read this on YouTube. This is a quote from them and John Fredericks, just follow along here. This is YouTube -- “Yesterday was the safe-harbor deadline for the U.S. presidential election and enough states have certified their election results to determine a president-elect. Given that, we will start removing any piece of content uploaded today (or anytime after) that misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. In line with our approach towards historical U.S. presidential elections. For example, we will remove videos claiming that a presidential candidate won the election due to widespread software glitches or counting errors. We will begin enforcing this policy today and ramp-up in weeks to come." So, I think that's a warning for the truth-tellers here, that are going to, look -- we're going to play this out until that time when it's determined and it's not finally determined. ... This is far from over. This is far from over. And remember, the only date that's hardwired into the Constitution is high-noon on the 20th of January. And the worst-case there, if one of the two individuals that have gotten electoral votes are not selected by that time either through the electoral college or a contingent election which is still a big possibility, YouTube. It's still a big possibility to have a contingent election. If that's not done, the worst case is that Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, or if she selected a Speaker of the House on the 5th, she becomes acting president. Until that time that one of the two that got electoral votes are selected by the House of Representatives voting by state delegation. So, we have a long way to go on this thing. ... For YouTube to make that determination, look -- we're not going to stop, we are going to hold the line and we are going to be relentless and we are not going to stop. And if it gets pulled down we’ll have to look at what remedies are out there but that’s the quote -- that’s what they sent today and people running around with their hair on fire but we’re not going to back off this one iota.