House Dems may challenge Electoral College certification

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January 6, 2017

Trump

A group of House Democrats is considering a challenge to Donald Trump’s election at Friday’s joint session to certify the Electoral College tally, Politico reported.

Members are allowed to protest when Congress officially counts the electoral votes, and Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) have signaled they may take advantage of that opportunity.

But they would need the support of at least one senator to make an impact. While there’s almost no chance of changing the outcome, a two-chamber challenge could delay certification by forcing the House and Senate to separately debate each protested Electoral College vote, according to Politico.

As of now, no senator has come forward to back such efforts.
Should a senator join those protesting, the challenge to the Electoral College would be the third since the 1800s.

Ohio’s electoral votes were challenged in 2005, when certifying George W. Bush’s reelection. The protest delayed the confirmation of Bush’s win for hours but had no effect on the election results.

  • Stephen Howe

    Gee, I hope ((Jill Stein)) is allowed to make a moving appeal on the floor.

  • Luke

    This is the things liberals are concerned with, thank God we now have a president and congress concerned with what America needs.. Fake news and foolish things liberals concern themselves with proves how unhinged and out of touch with reality these liberal loons are..

  • Jose

    Let them do whatever they think they can do as long as Mr. Trump keeps their names in the “block/ignore/delete” list for future reference (like once he takes over as president).

  • James in Texas

    Losers acting like Losers! Nothing more can be said………………..

    • AKLady2015

      Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, as did Al Gore.

  • justinwachin

    The election is over. Democrats may not be happy with the outcome. That’s too bad. I wasn’t happy with the outcome of the 2008 and 2012 elections.

    Democrats’ biggest fear about Donald Trump is that he will be successful. Although he hasn’t taken office yet, Mr. Trump is already accomplishing things toward his goal of making America great again. The Democrats don’t want America to be great again. The Democrats want to turn America into a nation that relies on big government.

    If President Trump is successful, the Republican Party will likely see an increase in elected legislators in 2018. A successful President Trump will be able to sail to an easy landslide victory in 2020. That means eight years of Republican appointments to the judiciary. In those eight years the balance on the Supreme Court could change to the point that the overwhelming number of judges would favor a return to the Constitution as printed rather than as imagined.

    • AKLady2015

      Case Name: United States v. Fred C. Trump, Donald Trump, and Trump Management, Inc. FH-NY-0024
      Docket / Court 73-1529 ( E.D.N.Y. )
      State/Territory New York
      Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
      Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

      Case Name: Jane Doe v. Donald J. Trump and Jeffrey E. Epstein,
      Docket/Court: Case 1:16-cv-04642-RA Document 1 Filed 06/20/16
      State/Territory: New York
      Case Type(s): Rape, Sexual Misconduct, Criminal Sexual Acts, Sexual Abuse, Forcible Touching, Assault, Battery, Intentional and Reckless Infliction of Emotional Distress, Duress, and False Imprisonment
      Attorney Organization: Thomas Francis Meagher

  • Jean Langford M.

    YEADA…YEADA…YEADA…HYPOCRITES…WHINNERS…BOOOO HOOO…FINE PROTEST…COMPLAIN AND PUKE…TRUMP WON…YOUR DONE…PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ARSE AND STOP WITH THE PARTISON POLITICS…OR THE “NUCLEAR OPTION” WILL BE USED TO SHUT YOU OUT ENTIRELY…PISS OFF…

    • nobuttkissr

      Well said!

  • gvette

    Nothing worse, then whinny DemonRATS! DemonRATS, the leaders in voter fraud, Cheated, and still couldn’t win! It sure is fun watching their heads explode!! Now, please remove the nigger from the white house please.

    • goldie

      Spotted: A moving van in front of the White House! See article this site. O happy day!

  • Tiger

    I am more than appalled at the violence, the nonsense and the tactics taken by all these people who realize folks, and this is the crux of this matter that what Trump stands for means their demise. Everything they stand for is against our Republic and now our Republic has a Champion who took it to the people, continues to take it to the people and they know they are going to be taken to the ropes. They won’t be able to push Trump. When Schumer said that the only way they would co-operate with Trump would be if he dumped the Republican Party and came over to their side, there ya have it. What does anyone out there not understand about that?

    The End is Nigh the Bell tolls for thee, the bell tolls for thee.

    • AKLady2015

      Trump is a legally documented racist. Two states have brought money launding criminal charges against him: New Jersey (once) and New York (twice). New York also charged him with operating an unlicensed school.

  • GrizzMann

    I’m going to hold my breath and stamp my little feet until I get my way. Democrat’s idea of a smooth transition.

  • The_Frog_Prince

    These idiot Commicrat whiners need to stop the nonsense and get to work for the American people. Stop wasting our time and money.

    • AKLady2015

      Maybe you should consider the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, as did Al Gore.

      • The_Frog_Prince

        Maybe you should consider the fact that most Americans don’t care to have the loons in California and New York deciding who the President of this entire country is. Maybe you should study how and why the founders set it up like they did.

        • AKLady2015

          Florida and New York each have 29 Electoral votes.
          Texas has 38.
          California has 55.
          The number of each state’s Electors is based on their population.
          .
          In 1824 (Adams over Jackson), 1876 (Hayes over Tilden), 1888 (Harrison over Cleveland), 2000 (Bush over Gore) and now in 2016, Trump over Clinton.

          Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No 68, explained that the “immediate election [of the President] should be made by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station.” We cannot trust the decision to the people themselves. Rather, a “small number of persons, selected by their fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations.”

          The electors are simply party hacks who are supposed to automatically vote for the candidate who won the election in the state. Sometimes they do not do so.

          • The_Frog_Prince

            In 2016 Trump won Florida, Texas, and the majority of the other states. He won 304 electoral votes. Your argument has no merit. Now buzz off with your left wing BS. CYA

          • AKLady2015

            Your post is senseless

          • The_Frog_Prince

            It’s over. Crawl back to your safe space, grab your coloring book and puppy and pout. The election is over. Period. Stop whining.

          • AKLady2015

            Your
            post is senseless

          • The_Frog_Prince

            BLAH, BLAH, BLAH… Go back to your safe space and cry there. It’s over and now time tor rebuild the nation.

  • BH

    ROFL! Aren’t these the same people who were all bent out of shape when Trump suggested he might not immediately accept the results? If Mrs. Clinton had won and GOP did half of what the left has done and are planning to do, it’s hard to imagine the names the GOP would be called.

    • AKLady2015

      Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, as did Al Gore.

      • BH

        What does that have to do with a new President being sworn in on January 20th? NOTHING!!!!! Maybe you should run a candidate that doesn’t alienate people living on 75% of the land mass in this country. Take out California and their estimated 3 million illegal non-citizen votes and Trump even wins the popular vote, but that DOES NOT MATTER! He won the electoral vote. Get over it.

        • AKLady2015

          Get over what?

          The fact that We the People do not elect our President?.

          Maybe, you should check the facts again.

          • BH

            Maybe California should pull out of the Union, then people like you could move there and set up whatever system you want. If you want to pay for all of the illegal non-citizens, you could. If you want popular vote only, have at it. But as long as CA is a part of the Union and you still live where you do, you have the electoral college to deal with, unless you can pass a Constitutional amendment. So, DEAL WITH IT and quit whining. Trump carried the vote in about 80% of the counties in the country. Maybe next time your candidate will be someone who can relate to people other than just the left fringe of the country.

          • AKLady2015

            You cannot engage in rational discussion.
            You offer insult, rather than argument based on fact.

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