Amid Republican Objections, U.S. Congress Meets Today to Certify Electoral College Results
By Yehudit Garmaise
Today, Congress will meet at 1pm to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory in the 2020 election.
Although usually the Congressional meeting to certify the results of the presidential is a routine and ceremonial event, today, dozens of House Republicans and at least 12 Republican senators, led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R), will object to Biden’s victory of 306 electoral college votes to President Trump’s 232 votes.
Sixty-four days have passed since the Nov. 3 election, President Donald Trump has demanded several recounts, and he has brought at least a dozen lawsuits in state and federal courts with roughly a dozen new lawsuits to attempt to stop the vote-counting process or to disqualify ballots.
Although since Nov. 3, President Trump has claimed that widespread voting fraud took place, the president, his lawyers, most state and local officials, international observers, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have not been able to produce any evidence of voter fraud.
The U.S. courts have rejected President Trump’s allegations, and the president has refused to concede to Biden.
Not only has President Trump refused to concede, he seems to be still campaigning for president, although the Biden’s presidential inauguration is set to take place on Jan. 20.
Last night on Twitter, the president announced that he will be speaking at a “SAVE AMERICA RALLY” at 11am on the Ellipse in Washington, DC. He said he expected, “BIG CROWDS!”
Congressional lawmakers’ efforts to overturn Biden’s victory is not expected to be successful.
Mike Pence, whose duties as vice president include serving as president of the Senate and presiding over the Congressional proceedings today, has a role that is mostly ceremonial.