- In the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, attempts to block Biden from taking the oath will certainly be rejected. Likewise in the Senate where many Republican senators conceded his victory
- Trump believes that Mike Pence can “announce the results” or “return them to countries for review and approval,” and publicly declares that he expects the vice president to stand by his side in Congress.
- Two hours before Congress convenes at 5 pm Poland time, the US leader will deliver a speech before the White House. Tens of thousands of Washington fans are expected to arrive in Downtown Washington
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Voters from all states and the District of Columbia Biden was elected the 46th President of the United States by 306-232 votes on December 14. Voting this body does not mean the end of the constitution and is complicated, and at the same time it is often considered an outdated process before the new head of state is sworn in.
On Wednesday at 7 pm Poland time, the session of Congress that he will chair will begin Vice President Pence. In alphabetical order, the envelopes will be opened with the votes of the electors from each state. Parliamentarians may object to a vote from certain states, and it must be presented by at least one member of the House of Representatives and one member of the Senate. Dozens of President Donald Trump’s Republican allies in Congress have already said this, claiming fraud in the November 3 election process.
After objections have been raised, parallel discussions and voting on the potential proposal should be held in both Houses within two hours. In the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, attempts to block the swearing-in of the president-elect will certainly be rejected. Likewise in the Senate, several Republican senators recognized Biden’s victory in the election. This group, along with the Democrats, forms the majority in the upper house of parliament.
Usually, congressional recognition of election results is a formality that does not attract much media attention. This time, however, due to the president’s accusations of electoral fraud, the trial could take longer.
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The focus is on Pence, who Hill believes Wednesday is a “test of loyalty” for the president. Trump believes that his vice president may “announce the results” or “return them to states for review and approval,” and publicly declares that he expects the vice president to take his part in Congress.
People around Pence have reported that he believes there were irregularities in the November elections and that these issues should be brought up and discussed in Congress. But they don’t expect him to transcend his constitutional role, which is often ceremonial.
As reported Tuesday in The New York Times, Pence informed Trump that he has no authority to challenge an approved all-state election result. The president denied in a statement the information received from the New York newspaper.
Two hours before the congressional session at 5 pm Poland time, the American leader will deliver a speech before the White House. Tens of thousands of his supporters are expected to arrive in central Washington on Wednesday. As the Washington Post speculates, a congressional meeting could last up to one day when the election results are in question in at least a few states.
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