In a win for conservatives, come January 6, Representative Mo Brooks (R-Al) isn’t planning on playing nice. He’s seen the evidence and is set to challenge Electoral College’s votes during a Joint Session of Congress.
“In my judgment, if only lawful votes by eligible American citizens were cast, Donald Trump won the Electoral College by a significant margin, and Congress’s certification should reflect that.”
Much of the public’s attention has been focused upon the potentiality of presenting evidence of fraud to the US Supreme Court. However, Brooks thinks this is an ultimately-futile strategy. He believes the path forward to another Trump-presidency is through Congress.
“Congress has the absolute right to reject the submitted Electoral College votes of any state, which we believe has such a shoddy election system that you can’t trust the election results that those states are submitting to us, that they’re suspect. And I’m not going to put my name in support of any state that employs an election system that I don’t have confidence in.” – Representative Mo Brooks
For a formal Congressional challenge of electoral votes to begin, one member from both the House and Senate must challenge the results. According to Brooks, this would automatically begin a House and Senate floor vote on whether or not to accept the Electoral College results of a particular state.
If this were to happen, both the House and Senate would have 2 hours, according to federal law.