cleveland cleveland.com 06 Jan, 2021 10:30 am

Congress to vote today on confirming Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory

Congress to vote today on confirming Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory
The typically routine proceeding Wednesday will be anything but, a political confrontation unseen since the aftermath of the Civil War as Donald Trump mounts a desperate effort stay in office.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden.The joint session of Congress, required by law, will convene at 1 p.Under the rules of the joint session, any objection to a state’s electoral tally needs to be submitted in writing by at least one member of the House and one of the Senate to be considered.The president’s Republican allies in the House and Senate plan to object to the election results, heeding supporters’ plea to “fight for Trump” as he stages a rally outside the White House.

Each objection will force two hours of deliberations in the House and Senate, ensuring a long day.But it is Vice President Mike Pence who will be closely watched as he presides over the session.

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