Friday, December 25, 2020

Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert to Object to Certifying Biden’s Electoral College Victory; How does Congress count electoral votes, and can results be challenged? And related 2020 Election stories

Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert to object to certifying Biden’s Electoral College victory:
U.S. Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert announced Thursday that she plans to object to certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win in Congress next month.
Boebert, R-Rifle, released a statement with her objections, saying election integrity is essential to the republic. President Donald Trump and other Republicans, including Boebert, have questioned the election results, citing unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud and the increased use of mail ballots due to COVID-19.
State and federal election officials have reported no evidence of widespread voter fraud across the country, and one court after another has dismissed legal challenges to election results brought by the Trump campaign and the president’s allies. In Colorado in particular, officials have called the state’s election system “the gold standard.” --->READ MORE HERE
How does Congress count electoral votes, and can results be challenged?
President-elect Joe Biden's victory is set to be reaffirmed early next month, when the new Congress convenes in a joint session to count each state's Electoral College votes.
Required by the Constitution, the event typically occurs with little fanfare. But the joint session slated for January 6 is already expected to bring heightened drama, as some of President Trump's Republican congressional allies have indicated they plan to challenge the electoral votes in certain states, though these efforts are almost certain to be unsuccessful.
Mr. Trump has refused to concede the election and has lost a slew of legal battles seeking to reverse its outcome, but the march towards Mr. Biden's inauguration continues, with the congressional counting of electoral votes the final step in formally acknowledging his victory.
Here is the rundown of how Congress will count and certify electoral votes next month: --->READ MORE HERE
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