There is currently a great move by some select United States of America republican senators with other about 140 house of Representatives members to stop the inauguration of Mr. Joe Biden as the undisputed winner of the November 3rd US election.
A very sophisticated and top ranking American senator Mr. Ted Cruz is currently one of the arrow heads amongst other 12 GOP senators who say they are preparing to challenge the results of the election in a joint session of the house Congress next week bringing another twist and confusion as to the confirmation and possibly inauguration of Mr. Biden as POTUS.
What they are saying?
They are saying they will not certify the election results unless there is a 10-day “emergency audit” of the results. Separately, Josh Hawley of Missouri plans his own challenge which also includes total audit to certify the true nature of the November election and the possibility of fraud.
What you should Know.
There have been multiple claims and lawsuits by both the ruling Republicans and opposition democrats immediately after the election, however, plenty of those have been rejected by judges across the country who notwithstanding acknowledged that a fraud may have occurred but not in a large scale to upturn or influence the main outcome of the election. Some strong and populated States like Texas have also filed a lawsuits which was not heard as the sitting Judge dismissed it as lacking in merit. As it stands, majority of the election results have been ratified by most states.
The office of the Vice President of America Mr. Pence have also released a statement backing the several calls by the senators for an emergency audit.
It reads, “Vice president Pence shares the concerns of millions of Americans about voter fraud and irregularities in the last election, the vice president welcomes the efforts of members of the House and Senate to use the authority they have under the law to raise objections and bring forward evidence before the Congress and the American people on 6 January.”
Other US Senators who joined Mr Cruz are Sen. Ron Johnson, James Lankford, Steve Daines, John Kennedy, Marsha Blackburn, Mike Braun, etc.
Mr President Donald J. Trump as expected has lend his voice in a brief tweet: “Our country will love them for it! #StopTheSteal”.
What it Means.
Members of the House of Representatives and the US Senate will meet in joint session on 6 January in the House Chamber. The vice President Mr Pence will preside in his role as president of the Senate and leaders of both parties will appoint lawmakers from both chambers to act as “tellers”.
Mr Pence is expected to open certificates of the electoral vote state after state while the “tellers” who are representatives collects them. In cases of discrepancy and objections, it must be handwritten and also a member of the house of Representatives or Senate is expected to endorse it. Thereafter it would be debated for a maximum of 2hrs and voted. In cases of no objections or endorsement, the vote would be counted.
What you must know.
The congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the most extreme and unusual circumstances. In this case if the senators achieved this, it means that the various Electoral collegiate would be reviewed and a possible expanded investigation conducted to stamp out the bad influence within. Then Mr. Joe Biden may not be sworn in as President.
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