Report: 140 House members to vote against accepting Electoral College results

Report: 140 House members to vote against accepting Electoral College results

[Ed. – Hard to know how solid this is. It may be quite solid; it’s being attributed to two GOP representatives (and of course refers to 140 Republicans. No Democrats, as expected, appear to be involved).  The reporting in general is all over the map on this.  Prediction: some portion of the decision on the 6th will actually depend on how things look on the 5th.  If it appears that the Georgia vote is being tampered with outright again, members of Congress are more likely to be prepared to take drastic action.]

Two Republican members of the House of Representatives tell CNN that they expect at least 140 of their GOP colleagues in the House to vote against counting the electoral votes on January 6 when Congress is expected to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

President Donald Trump’s Republican allies have virtually zero chance of changing the result, only to delay by a few hours the inevitable affirmation of Biden as the Electoral College winner and the next president. …

Both a House member and senator are required to mount an objection when Congress counts the votes. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri said Wednesday he will object, which will force lawmakers in both the House and Senate to vote on whether to accept the results of Biden’s victory. Other senators — including incoming ones — could still join that effort, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has privately urged Republicans not to do.

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