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U.S. Congress certifies Trump's Electoral College victory

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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:30 PM
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A joint session of Congress has officially certified the Electoral College results making Trump the winner.

However, some Democrats in the House made objections on more than one level.

Those objections were rejected by VP Biden.

They never quit with the "Russians did it".

Anyways, it's 100% official now.

U.S. Congress certifies Trump's Electoral College victory

The U.S. Congress on Friday certified the Electoral College vote that gave Republican Donald Trump his victory in the contentious 2016 presidential election after a raucous half-hour joint session punctuated by Democratic challenges.

The Republican businessman, whose presidential campaign was his first bid for public office, garnered 304 electoral votes, compared with 227 won by his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton, according to the vote tally read by Vice President Joe Biden.

The electoral votes were opened before a joint session of Congress in what is considered a formality for most presidential elections.

Members of the House of Representatives objected to the electoral tally in states including Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Texas, Mississippi and the Carolinas in a symbolic move that exposed lingering dismay over a contentious election campaign.



House Democrats, without success, try to object to Electoral College certification

A group of House Democrats on Friday tried to derail the certification of the Electoral College that formalized the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president.

Vice President Joe Biden, who presided over the joint session of Congress, refused to accept the objections, since any protest must be in writing and signed by members of both the House and Senate. No Senate Democrat joined in.






posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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I wonder if we'll get to see violent protests by the same people who have been advocating banning firearms for the last eight years over this



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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And the fat lady has sung.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Well, it is not over until it is over. We still have the inauguration to get through.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: StarsInDust
a reply to: xuenchen

Well, it is not over until it is over. We still have the inauguration to get through.


And then the full term !!




posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:41 PM
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I was looking for a live presentation, and eventually found a text summary from C-Span. It seems to have been half an hour of Biden saying repeatedly that objections were only admissable in writing, and if they had nothing in writing he would move on. In other words, the objectors were not taking the matter seriously enough to meet the requirements (or give up the business when they realised that they couldn't). They were just playing silly games for the benefit of the audience.
Would they really want a semi-parliamentary system, with every President being chosen, in effect, by the current majority in Congress?



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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U.S. Congress certifies Trump's Electoral College victory.

US congress is certifiable, alright. Certifiably insane.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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One step closer.
But there is still miles to go.

Buck



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:46 PM
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Party on, America, party the *6th letter of the western alphabet* on.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: xuenchen
I was looking for a live presentation, and eventually found a text summary from C-Span. It seems to have been half an hour of Biden saying repeatedly that objections were only admissable in writing, and if they had nothing in writing he would move on. In other words, the objectors were not taking the matter seriously enough to meet the requirements (or give up the business when they realised that they couldn't). They were just playing silly games for the benefit of the audience.
Would they really want a semi-parliamentary system, with every President being chosen, in effect, by the current majority in Congress?



Correct. Objections must be in writing and signed by at least one Senator and one Representative.

They were just bitching is all.

general procedures




posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Awesome



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

U.S. Congress certifies Trump's Electoral College victory.

US congress is certifiable, alright. Certifiably insane.


An ironic oxymoron?




posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Thank You as always.




posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Whew! One less thing that could upset the apple cart.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Party on "Garth"?




posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Watched it live. By the fourth objection, Biden was disgusted. At the end, protesters started shouting from the public peanut gallery and three were escorted out.

C-SPAN running tape tonight at 8:00 PM EST.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: intrptr

U.S. Congress certifies Trump's Electoral College victory.

US congress is certifiable, alright. Certifiably insane.


An ironic oxymoron?


Yes, they are.

congress passes 11 trillion spending bill


edit on 6-1-2017 by intrptr because: added link



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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Those objections were rejected by VP Biden.


Bwhahahaaaaa!

Stick a fork in the election.

It's done.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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I heard Shiela Jackson Lee made a fool of herself. Imagine that.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:14 PM
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I bet next week they go to the Supreme Court to have the election nullified because of those pesky Russians.





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