Richard Gephardt, the US House Minority leader, will assume the office of president of the United States by 2005-02-01(after the inauguration after the election is usually scheduled).
This claim will be TRUE even if Richard Gephardt assumes this office by staging a coup. If there are events which make it confusing who the US president is, as of 2005-02-01, this claim is true if Richard Gephardt is leading a sovereign government in at least part of the territory of the Unites States of America(as of 2001-01-01) that has recognition of at least one of the UN Security Council permanent members(Britain, France,China and Russia) other than the United States.
Intent will override wording.
I have participated in drafting legislative language, including the Launch Services Purchase Act of 1990 as contained in PL101-611.