Professor Rebecca Green, William & Mary Law School, on What to Know About Lawmakers Challenging the Electoral College Votes in Congress.

January 3, 2021
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This is not a trial where Congress will look at evidence of fraud in the election. There are no witnesses. There is no evidence presented. And there’s a very limited opportunity to speak for that reason.

  • A joint session of Congress will validate the Electoral College votes on January 6th.
  • In order to challenge results, a representative from both the House and the Senate must put the challenge in writing.
  • It is expected that Republicans in both the House and Senate will object to the results.
  • Why This Matters: While the objections may slow down the certification process (2 hours of debate is allowed after each challenge), legal scholars do not expect the challenges to change the result of the election.

Here’s a good guide on what to watch for January 6th: READ MORE

by Jenna Lee,

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