Vote from the Electoral College: How is it operating and what does it mean?

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PREMIUMIUM

It seems like it is never going to stop, but tomorrow will be one of the last moves in the U.S. election.

Tomorrow, Congress will meet in a joint session to accept and certify the Electoral College results following the November U.S. election.

The House and Senate will convene on Jan. 6 to count election votes and hear lawmakers’ challenges, with those in the GOP likely to raise questions in the wake of Donald Trump’s accusations of voting fraud.

Congress meets under federal law to open sealed certificates from each state that contain a record of their electoral votes. With the vice president presiding over the meeting and announcing both the winner of the presidency and the vice presidency, the electors are counted and the results read aloud.

In principle, the caucus is the final step in certifying the victory of Biden – however it is required by federal legislation and is the last chance to “certify” the outcome of the election.

Is there a provision in the Constitution for Congress to be in session?

Yes, to decide who will be president and vice president, the Constitution demands that Congress meet and count the votes of the Electoral College.

This event is usually an exercise in checking boxes, but more focus and interest has been put on the session due to legal challenges by the Trump campaign.

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What’s the meeting time?

At 1:00pm EST, which is 6:00pm in the UK, the caucus begins.

What happens if no definite winner exists?

In the event that no one can be elected as the next President and VP, the presidency will be determined by the House of Representatives, with one vote for each Congressional delegation. Although this is impossible (it hasn’t occurred since the 1800s), Donald Trump has a range of legal challenges and some members may object.

Is it necessary for members to object and how are objections raised?

Yeah. Yes. However, it is important to remember that, apart from the court proceedings brought by President Trump and his legal team, this joint session is the last official opportunity to object.

Members of Congress may object to individual electors’ votes and make the final decision on the winners of states that do not resolve their disputes. After the vote count of a state is read, any member can stand and object to the vote of that state on any grounds. However, unless it is in writing and signed by a member of both houses, this will not be heard. If there is such a motion that meets the requirements, the validity of the objection is debated by both the House and the Senate, and if both disagree, the original statement is passed. The states can be voted on by the houses if appropriate legal objections are not overcome.

This suggests that the House controlled by the Democrats and the Senate controlled by the Republicans could theoretically break which votes to accept. This will, however, require a number of states to be extremely similar and to take on a number of legal challenges.

Vice President Pence, who is monitoring the count, will have a casting vote to declare the winner if there is a tie in the electoral college votes. However, this is doubtful, as the electoral win of Joe Biden over Trump was very obvious, 306 votes to 32.

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Should we expect members to raise an objection?

In the Republican Party, the decision to appeal has caused a split. Senator Josh Hawley said that he was going to join other Republicans. Ted Cruz has said he has assembled a group with at least 11 other senators who, if no audit is conducted, will vote against the election.

Also, Josh Hawley is one of the favourites to become the 2024 Republican presidential candidate.

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The degree to which GOP leaders in Congress will be able to hold a joint session on Wednesday, which applies to the message, is unknown.

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