McConnell Urges Senators to Stand Down on Electoral College Dispute

Joint Session of Congress
Joint Session of Congress

Rhino and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has urged Senators not challenge the Electoral College vote during the January 6th Joint Session of Congress. Mitch is worried that a nasty fight will result and could result in losing the Georgia Senate races, turning control of the Senate over to the Democrats.

U.S. Representative Mo Brooks, a Republican from Alabama, is planning to lead an effort on to dispute the electoral votes from 7 states when Congress assembles to count the Electoral College’s votes on January 6.

My No. 1 goal is to fix a badly flawed American election system that too easily permits voter fraud and election theft,” Rep. Brooks said, per the NY Times. “A possible bonus from achieving that goal is that Donald Trump would win the Electoral College officially, as I believe he in fact did if you only count lawful votes by eligible American citizens and exclude all illegal votes.” 

Is McConnell right to call for surrender of the presidency? His reasoning is that the Georgia senate seats that will control the majority in the Senate are at risk, and chances are better if Republicans don’t challenge the electoral college vote and give up the fight.

It’s a gambit that is right out of McConnell’s playbook in running the Senate. He has been referred to as spineless when the going gets tough. It’s a big ask – for all the 72 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump to give up the fight for the White House, even though 95%+ of Trump voters understand that the election was stolen through fraudulent means by democrats.

“Congress shall be in session on the sixth day of January succeeding every meeting of the electors. The Senate and House of Representatives shall meet in the Hall of the House of Representatives at the hour of 1 o’clock in the afternoon on that day, and the President of the Senate shall be their presiding officer.”

The Federation of American Scientists published An Overview of Procedures at the Joint Session, Including Objections by Members of Congress. The electoral votes are scheduled to be opened before a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021. Federal law specifies the procedures for this session and for challenges to the validity of an electoral vote.

Objecting to the Counting of One or More Electoral Votes

Any such objection to a state’s electoral vote must be presented in writing and must be signed by at least one Senator and one Representative. When an objection, properly made in writing and endorsed by at least one Senator and one Representative, each house of congress will meet separately and vote on accepting the state’s electoral college vote. Both houses of congress must agree to reject the vote, or the vote stands.

Jared E. Peterson, writing for the American Thinker says “You can’t beat a party as ruthless as the Democrats with weaklings like McConnell.” And,  “I can’t but believe that this will hurt the Republican effort in Georgia.  Many Georgia Republicans are going to wonder what good it will do to give this spineless ass the majority.”

“If a national election can be stolen, so can a couple of Georgia Senate seats. Stacey Abrams, who has still not conceded her loss in the Georgia gubernatorial election, joins fellow Democrats calling on Trump to concede. How many ballots will she “find” on election night? Surely enough to swing the election to the two Democrat candidates.” – Brian C. Joondeph, American Thinker.

Indeed, it may hurt the Republican effort to win the two senate seats in Georgia if the Senate itself is seen as spineless and not worth fighting for. What Rhinos in Congress don’t seem to understand is that 72 million flag-waiving Trump supporters are mad as hell at having the election stolen. To capitulate to the theft is a McConnell move that patriotic Americans can’t stomach.

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