Let’s talk about what you can expect tomorrow when a joint session of Congress meets to certify the electoral vote. Yes, lawmakers can object to a state’s slate of electors.
Watch these two videos I posted on December 12th.
Part one explains the process, procedures and how long this will take.
Part two explains the history and context – including the fact that this has been attempted several times and failed every time.
Here are the facts:
On December 14th the electoral college voted 306 for Biden and 232 for Trump. You only need 270 to win the presidency.
Dozens of lawsuits were filed on behalf of the Trump campaign and the state Republican parties to change vote counts, stop vote certifications and object to rules. Every one failed citing lack of evidence or lack of jurisdiction. Culminating in the Supreme Court of the United States deciding not to even hear two of those cases brought to them.
January 6th is usually a ceremonial reading of the electoral votes and a simple certification. However, there is a law that allows for elector objections. And we now know, several House and Senate Republicans plan to object slates of electors from a few states including at least, Pennsylvania and Arizona.
Both the House and the Senate majorities must vote to sustain those objections in order for anything to change.
In the end the math doesn’t add up for these lawmakers who are planning to object.
If you want to watch, the show begins at 1 p.m. eastern.