(TargetLiberty.org) – Congress’s count of electoral college votes, usually a formality, dragged into Thursday morning as legislators from two states objected to their electors’ decisions. The process was finally completed early Thursday.
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The original joint session, which normally simply counts the electoral college votes and certifies an election result everyone already knows, was halted around 2 p.m. EST and reconvened just after 8 p.m.
The first session had already thrown out a bid to reject Arizona’s results, with only six Senate Republicans breaking ranks to support the bid. However, a new delay came when Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) objected to his state’s results, backed by Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO). That objection was also defeated, and early on January 7, Joe Biden was confirmed as the next president.
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