Only 17 days until the US Congress meets on January 6, 2021. This is when the Joint Session will count Electoral Votes and declare election results.
In a typical election cycle, this Constitutionally required event is a formality as the US elections went relatively smoothly without any significant fraud or election outcome potential disputes to deal with during the process.
As we all know, 2020 is not such a year.
After dozens of lawsuits and appeals up to the Supreme Court who has rejected their cases without hearing any evidence, many Trump supporters have almost thrown in the towel.
What is considered President Trump’s last chance, at least one member from both chambers of Congress have stated they will be challenging the results from various swing states with documented fraud.
Here is how it will play out on January 6th.
If any objections to the electoral votes are made, they must be submitted in writing and be signed by at least one member of the House and one Senator. If objections are presented, the House and Senate withdraw to their respective chambers to consider the merits of the objection(s) under procedures set out in Federal law.
If no Presidential candidate wins at least 270 electoral votes (a majority of the 538 available votes), under the 12th Amendment to the Constitution the House of Representatives decides the Presidential election. If necessary, the House would elect the President by majority vote, choosing from among the three candidates who received the greatest number of electoral votes. The vote would be taken by State, with each State having one vote. (The District of Columbia does not vote because it doesn’t have voting members in the House of Representatives.)
This morning President Trump called into the WABC radio show “Uncovering the Truth” with host Dr. Maria Ryan and Rudy Giuliani.
On the show, Trump discussed the ongoing efforts to get to the bottom of massive voter fraud that took place in key battleground states in Democrat-run cities.
Trump optimistically said his campaign’s efforts are makings progress, “We are actually very close. The fake news will not tell you that, they are trying to suppress it. Lamestream media is doing the same thing they did with a laptop from hell. We are getting close though!”
The President said the key to flipping the states back in his favor is to check the signatures and examine the voting machines.
Trump called out Georgia’s Governor and Secretary of State for not allowing a full signature audit in Fulton County where most of the corruption and fraud took place. Trump’s legal team however is still putting pressure on officials to order signature audits.
Rudy Giuliani said he is still working with state legislatures and asking them to send Trump’s electoral votes to Congress to be counted in January.