Representatives and senators are expected to object to Electoral College votes on Wednesday, which will set off a procedure allowing Republicans to air allegations of vote fraud.
A growing list of Republicans in the House say they will object to electors from several states when the Congress convenes on January 6, U.S. Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) detailed on Wednesday.
Ballotpedia reported that the Electoral Count Act of 1887 requires at least one representative and one senator to object to a state’s electors for it to be registered:
Once a House member and Senator submit an objection, the two chambers of Congress separate to debate for two hours and to vote on whether to continue counting the votes in light of the objection. Both chambers must vote by a simple majority to concur with the objection for it to stand, otherwise the objection fails.
Chances may be slim that the House will endorse an objection, given Democrats control the chamber. ….
Republicans are eyeing six states’ electors to which they will object, which means there could be 12 hours or more of debate following the joint meeting.
Maybe a hundred House members, and one senator, will object:
On Wednesday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) announced he will object to at least one state, triggering the process.
In a news release, Hawley said he will object “to highlight the failure of some states, including notably Pennsylvania, to follow their own election laws as well as the unprecedented interference of Big Tech monopolies in the election.”
“Following both the 2004 and 2016 elections, Democrats in Congress objected during the certification of electoral votes in order to raise concerns about election integrity. They were praised by Democratic leadership and the media when they did,” Hawley noted.
The Dems will not vote to change the results. The media will ridicule and downplay any evidence presented.
This time it’s different, because reasons:
Perhaps Amy Klobuchar should ask her Dem colleagues why they participated in a "coup attempt" in 2005 🙄https://t.co/0cx4wiedpG
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) December 30, 2020