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Updated October 22, 2020The Electoral College: A2020 Presidential Election Timeline December 14, 2020:ElectorsVotein Their StatesMonday after the second Wednesday in December of presidential election yearsis set (3 U.S.C. §7) as the date on which the electors meetand vote. In 2020, the meeting ison December 14.Electoral college delegationsmeet separately in their respective states and the District of Columbiaat placesdesignated by theirstate legislature.The electors vote by paper ballot, casting one ballot for President and one for Vice President. The electors count the resultsand then sign six certificates, each of whichcontainstwo lists, oneof which includesthe electoral votes for the President, the other,electoral votes for the Vice President, each of which includes the names of persons receiving votes and the number of votes cast for them.These are known as Certificates of the Vote, which the electors are required to sign. They then pair the six Certificates of Ascertainment provided by the state governors with the Certificates of the Vote, and sign, seal,and certify them(3 U.S.C. §§8-10). The sixcertificates are then distributed byregistered mail as follows: (1) one certificate to thePresident of the U.S. Senate (the Vice President); (2)two certificates to the secretary of state(or equivalent officer)of the statein which the electors met; (3) two certificates to the Archivist; and (4) one certificate to the judge of the U.S. district court of the district in which the electors met(3 U.S.C. §11).December 23, 2020:Certificates Must Be Deliveredto the Designated OfficialsCertificates of electoral vote results must be delivered to above mentioned officersby the fourth Wednesday in December, in 2020, by December 23(3 U.S.C. §12). Failure to Deliver Certificates by December 23If the certificates from any state have not been deliveredby December 23, 2020, the President of the Senate, or in their absence the Archivist, isrequired to request the secretary of state or equivalent officerin that state to send one of the copies they holdto the President of the Senate by registered mail(3 U.S.C. §12, 13). TheCode also directs themto send a messenger to the judge of the U.S. district court in the state directing thejudge to transmit the certificatethey hold by “hand ...to the seat of government.” January 6, 2021: Joint Session of Congress to Count Electoral Votes and Declare Election ResultsMeetsOn January 6, or another date setby law, the Senate and House of Representatives assemble at 1:00 p.m.in a joint session at the Capitol, in the Housechamber, to count the electoral votesand declare the results(3 U.S.C. §15). The Vice President presidesasPresident of the Senate. The Vice Presidentopens the certificates and presents them to four tellers, two from each chamber. The tellers read and make a list of the returns. When the votes have been ascertained and counted, the tellerstransmitthemto the Vice President.If one of the tickets has received a majority of 270 or more electoral votes, the Vice President announcesthe results, which “shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons, if any, elected President andVice President.”Joint Session Challenges to Electoral Vote ReturnsWhile the tellers announce the results,Members may object to the returns from any individual state as they are announced. Objections to individual state returns must be made in writing by at least one Member each of the Senate and House of Representatives. If an objection meets these requirements, the joint session recesses and the two houses separate and debatethe question in their respective chambers fora maximum oftwo hours. The two houses then vote separately to accept or reject the objection. They then reassemble in joint session, and announce the results of their respectivevotes. An objection to a state’s electoral vote must be approved by both houses in order for any contested votes to be excluded.For additional information, see CRS Report RL32717, Counting Electoral Votes: An Overview of Procedures at the Joint Session, Including Objections by Members of Congress, coordinated by Elizabeth Rybicki and L. Paige Whitaker. January 20, 2021: Presidential Inauguration
originally posted by: CharlesT
a reply to: HalWesten
Yes, it is the right option when there are no other options remaining to prevent destruction.
Why do you think he wrote that executive order, way back in 2018?
originally posted by: CharlesT
a reply to: FauxMulder
will destroy this nation to remain in power. Now, do you see?
“The president out the door needs to pardon his whole family and himself,” Hannity said on his radio show. “… I assume that the power of the pardon is absolute, and that he should be able to pardon anybody that he wants to.”