Congress Will Get Last Word in 2020 Election

Congress Will Get Last Word In 2020 Election

( – The way a presidential candidate makes it from Election Day to taking the Oath of Office is not a straightforward one. Rather than simply winning at least 270 electoral college votes or the popular vote, each state’s electors, chosen by their constituents, certify their electoral college votes and send them to Congress. There, Congress can object to them. This leaves the final say in the 2020 election in the hands of our lawmakers on January 6, 2021.

The Electoral Count Act outlines exactly how votes flow from American citizens into our elected legislature. In short, if one senator and one representative object in writing to a certain state’s electoral votes during the January 6 joint session of Congress, the separate houses then each debate and vote if the questionable votes should be counted.

If both chambers of Congress have a majority that supports the canceling of the votes, they are left out of the electoral count. Objections can be based on fraud or lack of election integrity and it’s likely multiple representatives will step forward to raise these objections.

Constitutional law attorney and former congressional candidate Ameer Benno takes a deeper dive into what this could look like:

Our laws have already given us a way to root out corruption and fraud in our ranks. Hopefully, our lawmakers will be able to unveil truth and fairness in January and install the rightful winner of the election on Inauguration Day.

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