No, the Electoral College Doesn’t Have the Final Word


( – The presidential election of 2020 has been like no other in recent memory, which is fitting considering the year it has been. President Donald Trump and his legal team have filed numerous lawsuits about election irregularities that cropped up in several states and have been denied by individual state courts.

The Electoral College

Contrary to popular belief — and what may be taught in schools dominated by Liberal curriculums — there is no single national election for President and Vice President of the United States. Instead, 51 individual (50 states plus the District of Columbia) elections take place to determine how their share of the total of 538 electors will be instructed to cast ballots.

Once the individual governing bodies make and certify those allocations, they are transmitted to Congress for an official tabulation. The two houses meet in a joint session to count the votes and declare the winner. In the current election cycle, that will take place on January 6, 2021.

Potential Objections

Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) has said he intends to challenge some of the electoral votes that the states have certified for Joe Biden. To trigger the law that provides for the situation, he would need at least one United States Senator to join him.

The national press speculates either Republican Senators Ted Cruz (TX) or Rand Paul (KY) may challenge electoral votes acting against the wishes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) has also apparently suggested a willingness to back Brooks after his January 3 induction to the Senate.

Immediate Debate

If one member of each house raises the objections, the procedure laid out in the Electoral Count Act of 1887 comes into play. A recess of the joint session would occur, and each house would meet separately for a two-hour (maximum) debate and vote on the matter.

The joint session of the two bodies would reconvene then, and if both decide in favor of the objection, the votes in question would be declared void. The procedure last happened in 2005 when Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) objected to Ohio’s electors for George W. Bush (GWB); that objection was soundly defeated.

While the Electoral College may have met and voted, they did not by any means declare Joe Biden as president of the United States. Either Congress or the courts will ultimately determine who will be president.

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) could choose to become involved as it did when then-Vice President Al Gore (D) rescinded his concession to GWB — an act now apparently part of the Liberals’ collective amnesia. Gore took the Florida results to court and introduced the world to the phrase “hanging chads.” Whatever happens, it’s obvious Americans need a Civics refresher course.

We will update you with new developments as they happen!

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