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Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: January 06, 2021 07:51AM
Just a little who, what, when, where, why.

Basics
  • Today, Wednesday December January, 6 2021, a joint session of Congress will convene to count Electoral College votes from the presidential election in a usually largely ceremonial event that in the past has taken from roughly 20 to 40 minutes.
  • The certification is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm ET
  • Vice President Pence will preside over the session in a largely ceremonial role, as president of the Senate. As vice presidents have in the past, Pence’s role is ultimately to announce the winner.
  • Each state submits sealed certificates that include their electoral votes from the presidential election. The certificates come into the House chamber in mahogany boxes, which are then opened by VP Pence, and recorded.
  • Technically Pence does have the option of declining to preside and a substitute could be designated, however he is not expected to make use of that option.

The 2021 version
  • The results are now fait accompli. There are no parliamentary maneuvers, objections from congress members or the Vice President that can change the result. Biden and Harris are the next President and Vice President.
  • At least 13 GOP senators and more than 100 House members have said they will object to state electors, in an effort to show support for President Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud.
  • The objections will likely extend the proceedings by many hours.
  • President Trump has falsely suggested that Pence can somehow alter the results of the election by unilaterally declaring groups of electors invalid. That is not the case.


    Senate pages lead the procession of the Senate through the Capitol Rotunda into the House chamber with the Electoral College ballot boxes on Jan. 6, 2017.



    Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/2021 12:46PM by Blankity Blank.
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Re: Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: kledo
Date: January 06, 2021 08:01AM
Anybody else plan on tuning in to C-SPAN to watch today?

This is democracy at work. This is what so many American's have died for!

--Kledo
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Re: Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 06, 2021 09:06AM
The final vote count might not be finished until later this evening.

Mr Pence and his family might have to wait awhile to board their plane heading out of the country.
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Re: Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 06, 2021 09:18AM
I'm wondering if last night makes MORE crazies try to participate in bringing down the country.
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Re: Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: bfd
Date: January 06, 2021 09:25AM
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Re: Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: January 06, 2021 09:37AM
Wonder who gets to tell the naked emperor tonight that he's naked. And needs to pack.
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Re: Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: JoeH
Date: January 06, 2021 09:43AM
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B_B_
Today, Wednesday December, 6 2021, a joint session of Congress will convene to count Electoral College votes from the presidential election in a usually largely ceremonial event that in the past has taken from roughly 20 to 40 minutes.

Looking forward to the future?


Yeah, I know, it is a new month, year, etc. and I will be putting down 2020 for the year for at least a few weeks.
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Re: Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: January 06, 2021 10:03AM
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Lemon Drop
Wonder who gets to tell the naked emperor tonight that he's naked. And needs to pack.

Certainly not the hordes of naked people who follow him, whatever he says.
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Re: Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: vision63
Date: January 06, 2021 10:10AM
I hope he defies everyone and chooses to not leave. Watching him being dragged out would give me great pleasure.
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Re: Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: hal
Date: January 06, 2021 10:41AM
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vision63
I hope he defies everyone and chooses to not leave. Watching him being dragged out would give me great pleasure.

it would get great ratings!
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Re: Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: January 06, 2021 12:09PM
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Blankity Blank


Senate pages lead the procession of the Senate through the Capitol Rotunda into the House chamber with the Electoral College ballot boxes on Jan. 6, 2017.

There's quite the diversity of... um... hair color? in that pic.
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Re: Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: January 06, 2021 12:44PM
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JoeH
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B_B_
Today, Wednesday December, 6 2021, a joint session of Congress will convene to count Electoral College votes from the presidential election in a usually largely ceremonial event that in the past has taken from roughly 20 to 40 minutes.

Looking forward to the future?


Yeah, I know, it is a new month, year, etc. and I will be putting down 2020 for the year for at least a few weeks.

Busted like a Dominion voting machine./s

What a revoltin’ development.
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Re: Info Dump: Electoral College certification
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: January 06, 2021 06:18PM
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Blankity Blank
Just a little who, what, when, where, why...

...But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
Gang aft agley,
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy!


-Robert Burns



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