US Election’s NOT over: 34 – Electoral College vote count to be challenged in Congress

Ivan Pentchoukov & Zachary Steiber present a most informative article, updated today, in All Eyes on Congress as Lawmakers Vow to Oppose Electoral Votes, the first paragraphs of which read:

‘President Donald Trump’s multilayered effort to challenge the results of the election is expected to culminate on Jan. 6, 2021, when the Electoral College vote count will almost surely be challenged by a group of Republican lawmakers who vow to block electors from seven states where allegations of voter fraud and misconduct have been raised.

‘The Republican presidential electors in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico cast procedural votes for Trump on Dec. 14, creating dual slates of electors in Congress for the first time since 1960. This year, only the Democratic electors’ votes in the seven states come affirmed with certificates of ascertainment signed by state authorities and are on display on the website of the National Archives.

‘The president and several third parties are pursuing legal challenges in six of the seven states, including several cases pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The lawsuits allege that millions of votes—enough to alter the outcome of the 2020 presidential race—were illegally cast, processed, or counted. Actions by the courts in any of the cases over the next two weeks would impact how the electors from the disputed states are counted during the joint session of Congress….

‘Rule as they may, the courts can’t dictate how each member of Congress should vote. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), the first congressman to say he will lodge a challenge when the votes are counted, told The Epoch Times that it’s up to individual citizens to demand that their representatives take a stand and support the challenges…’ (click to continue).

This article outlines the expected process of following US constitutional procedures, and is thereby a helpful guide for non-Americans to their peculiar way of electing leaders. If you wish to read in full, I trust you will bear with the hurdles presented by The Epoch Times to encourage your subscription. (They’re unable to accept UK post-codes.)

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