GOP Congressman Says He Will Likely Challenge Electoral College Votes

(ReliableNews.org) – Although the Electoral College cast its votes on Monday, December 14, the presidential election appears to be far from decided. For instance, former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell has two cases docketed in the United States Supreme Court seeking to overturn the election results in two battleground states, Georgia and Michigan. 

Aside from the Supreme Court outcome, on January 6 both congressional bodies will convene to inspect the electoral results from all 50 states and present them to the Senate President, Vice President Mike Pence in this instance. However, congressional members can challenge the results that day provided at least one member from each chamber contests the electoral balloting.

On Thursday, December 17, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) informed Newsmax TV that he was seriously considering joining Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), who already plans to challenge the results. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) already indicated he was considering joining the challenge. 

 

If at least one senator and representative challenge the result, both bodies can debate the matter in their respective chambers for up to two hours before being required to take the matter to a vote. 

If both chambers agree, the House votes on the president, getting one vote for each state. Although Democrats control the most seats, the Republicans have a majority of the states (delegates), meaning a victory by President Donald Trump is all but assured. 

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