Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley joined other GOP lawmakers on Wednesday, when he announced that he will object to to the certification of electoral votes to name Joe Biden President of the United States. It will be more than just a symbolic statement but the televised event, along with the objections from lawmakers, will finally lay out all the concerns of alleged voter fraud to the American public, said Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus Andy Biggs.
Biggs told me that he will also launch his objection to the electoral votes in Arizona and noted that the Democrats “will try to object and obstruct the process” throughout the proceeding.
The Jan. 6, proceeding, however, “will be the first time that the entire country won’t be censored by the left wing media – we will be out there debating election fraud. That’s the beauty of what will happen and the American people will hear all of it, some of them for the first time,” said Biggs.
Hawley is joining House Rep. Jody Hice, who also stated that he will not certify Georgia’s electors on Jan. 6. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, along with members of the House Freedom Caucus, are also saying that they will object to certifying the electoral votes for Biden.
What does this mean? It means that on Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. when House and Senate lawmakers meet in the House chamber to vote the lawmakers will enter their objections regarding each state based on their concern that there was election fraud. Vice President Mike Pence will preside over the vote as president of the Senate chamber. As tradition, the Vice President will open the sealed certificates that will be submitted by each state but lawmakers will have the opportunity to voice their objections.
Moreover, issues regarding the 1877 electoral law will also come into play on Jan. 6, Biggs said. It’s known as the 1887 Electoral Count Act and it may play a role in one of the most controversial presidential elections in modern political history. Biggs said the law itself needs to be challenged ‘and I’m not the only one but many scholars do as well.”
The law actually requires electors to be chosen for the Electoral College, the constitutionally established body that elects the president, no more than 41 days after Election Day.
“I think the 1877 law is unconstitutional in my opinion,” said Biggs. “The fact that we are engaging in some kind of byzantine legal fiction may have us raising this issues to the Supreme Court after January 6.”
Biggs said Hawley’s announcement to object, could empower other Senators to come forward and join the objections. For example, Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R- Alabama, hinted in early December that senators should also object on Jan. 6 when Congress ratifies the election results. Others, like Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, or Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, may also rethink their decision and announce their objections.
Hawley’s objections may lead others to join as suggested by Biggs and he made it clear that his objections also include the extraordinary bias exhibited by the media that worked against accurately informing the American people.
“Following both the 2004 and 2016 election, Democrats in Congress objected during the certification of electoral votes in order to raise concerns about election integrity,” Sen. Hawley said in a statement. “They were praised by Democratic leadership and the media when they did. And they were entitled to do so. But now those of us concerned about the integrity of this election are entitled to do the same.”
“I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws,” he added. “And I cannot vote to certify without pointing out the unprecedented effort of mega corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to interfere in this election, in support of Joe Biden. At the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measure to secure the integrity of our elections. But Congress has so far failed to act.”
He ended his statement: “For these reasons, I will follow the same practice Democrat members of Congress have in years past and object during the certification process on January 6 to raise these critical issues.”
Hice announced on Dec. 21, that he had a meeting with President Donald Trump, Pence and the White House legal team. He said that he, along with members of the Freedom Caucus, will lead an ‘objection to Georgia’s electors on Jan. 6.”
“The courts refuse to hear the President’s legal case,” he said. “We’re going to make sure the People can!”
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New York’s Democratic party is battling over the constitutionality of voter laws. On December 9, the New York City Council will vote on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections.
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“It’s important for the Democratic Party to look at New York City and see that when voting rights are being attacked, we are expanding voter participation,” Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, a sponsor of the bill and Democrat who represents the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, told the New York Times. Rodriguez immigrated from the Dominican Republic and became a U.S. citizen in 2000.
Laura Wood, Chief Democracy Officer for the mayor’s office, said at a hearing on the bill in September that the law could violate the New York State Constitution, which states that voters must be U.S. citizens age 18 or older.
Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated he could veto the bill following the September hearing.
“We’ve done everything that we could possibly get our hands on to help immigrant New Yorkers—including undocumented folks—but…I don’t believe it is legal,” de Blasio told WNYC radio at the time.
Mayor-elect Eric Adams, however, submitted testimony to the September hearing in favor of the bill. “In a democracy, nothing is more fundamental than the right to vote and to say who represents you and your community in elected office…Currently, almost one million New Yorkers are denied this foundational right.”
The legislation was first introduced two years ago, but had not yet gained traction due to the legal concerns.
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