What is your source for all this? According to this from nbcnews.com (and the writer is unapologetically cheering for Trump's demise), if the house elections are not held on Nov. 3rd, the seats become vacant on Jan. 3 and can be filled only by a special election. Pelosi is out; she does not retain some secret hold on the Speaker post. It is vacant, and Presidential Succession moves on to the Senate Pro-Tempore. In the writer's wet dream, that would be Democrat Patrick Leahy. He assumes that, with one-third of the Senate also vacated with postponed elections that the Democrats will take control of the Senate. But the governor's do hold the authority to fill vacated Senate seats, and while its possible the appointments would lead to a majority change, it may not. If the GOP retains a Senate majority, Presidential Succession falls to the current Pro-Temp, Charles Grassley. https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opini...devolve to the Senate’s president pro tempore.