(ReliableNews.org) – On December 14, the Electoral College cast their votes for the next president of the United States. The body of electors then sent their votes to Congress where the envelopes will be opened next month during a joint session with the House and the Senate. That’s when the American people will learn the name of their next president.
On January 6, Vice President Mike Pence will preside over the joint session where he will tally the votes from the Electoral College. During this time, members of Congress will have the opportunity to raise objections. A number of Republicans in the House and the Senate have already indicated they are not going to go along with the current vote count.
Each house of Congress will then go to its chambers to debate for no more than two hours and vote on the objections. If a majority of each chamber supports the objections, the votes are excluded. For example, if a senator and representative object to Georgia electoral votes, and the chamber members agree, that states votes will be excluded.
It’s this process that gives President Donald Trump a fighting chance, but Americans need to make sure their congressional representatives know where they stand. If you object to the way your state voted, call your senator and congress person because on January 6, they will decide who wins the final vote for president.
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