The House and Senate will meet jointly on Wednesday to certify the results of the Electoral College Legend, the final step in finalizing a presidential victory for Biden – but some G.O.P. MLAs are saying not to be so quick.
Trump’s 2020 campaign has led to dozens of lawsuits in an attempt to reverse the election results, with Biden defeating President Trump by 306-232 electoral college votes.
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Former Attorney General William Byrne announced last month that the Department of Justice “has not found fraud on a scale that could lead to a different outcome in the election.” Trump has consistently claimed that the election was rigged.
The U.S. Supreme Court has also refused to review two cases, and more than 50 lawsuits challenging the results have been thrown in the lower courts.
But some G.O.P. Lawmakers say the U.S. Restoring voter confidence in the election process requires the Election Commission to complete a 10-day emergency audit date – a demand that has not only disappointed Democrats, but is splitting the Republican Party.
Sen. A dozen Republican senators, led by Ted Cruz, R-Texas, have said they will object to the election results if the audit is not completed.
Here’s what to expect on Wednesday.
How the vote of the Electoral College College is certified
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives meet every January. The. At 1 p.m. in the House Chamber to certify the votes of the states after the presidential election.
As President of the Senate, Vice President Mike Pence will open the alphabets of each state’s vote alphabetically, before assigning two “tailors” from both the House and Senate to present the results.
Pence will ask if there are any objections to the results of each state, until written objections can be submitted until they are signed by at least one delegate and one senator at a time.
The joint session is then adjourned so that both the Senate and the House can discuss any objections separately for two hours, where each member can speak only once, and not for more than five minutes.
Both chambers then vote on the objection, which requires a simple majority to survive. If the majority is not met then the objection is disposed of and the vote of the state is counted.
Does anyone expect to mind?
Rip. Moe Brooks, R-Ala., G.O.P. in the House. MLAs have led the way in raising their objections, although until recently they did not have the support of senators.
Despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging GOP senators to accept the election results – which saw Biden gaining popularity with id million votes – Sen. Josh Haley Wali, R-Mo., Announced earlier this week that he would raise objections. For the results of some states, such as Pennsylvania, where it fights the legitimacy of the counted mail-in votes. He then joined another group of eleven senators who demanded a 10-day audit date on Saturday.
But it’s not just Democrats who have voiced their frustration with calling for an election commission: Rip. Patt Tommy, R-Pay. Rejecting the demand, Ka said Trump’s loss was “explained by a decline in suburban support.”
“The basic and defining feature of a democratic republic is the people’s right to choose their own leaders,” Toomey said in a statement on Saturday. “Efforts by Senator Holly, Cruz, and others to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in swing states like Pennsylvania directly undermine this right.”
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, called the move a “vague move” and Sen. Lisa Markowski, R-Alaska, said she would support the electoral college vote because she “swore to support and defend the constitution.”
Can a Republican overturn a state vote?
Brooks told Fox News on Saturday night that more than 50 members of Congress have pledged to question the state’s results “because the electoral system was unreliable.”
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And while the number of GOP objectors is likely to be significant, they will need a simple majority in the House to successfully overcome the objection – which will require the support of every Republican and some Democrats, who have a majority in the House.
The same is true in the Senate, and with only a dozen Republicans objecting to state election results, the chances of being able to get through the objection are slim.