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    Bring it on!
    Democratic lawmakers considering challenge to Trump’s Electoral College victory

    By KYLE CHENEY 01/05/17

    Several House Democrats are weighing a formal challenge to Donald Trump’s election on Friday, when Congress meets in joint session to certify Trump’s Electoral College victory.

    Reps. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Bobby Scott of Virginia, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan and Jamie Raskin of Maryland are among a group of Democrats eyeing challenges.

    Members have the right to lodge those protests when Congress officially counts the electoral votes on Friday. But for the protests to have any effect on the proceedings, they’ll need to secure the backing of at least one senator, and it’s unclear whether any Senate Democrats are weighing a similar challenge.

    Either way, there’s effectively no chance the protests will alter the actual election outcome, given Republican control of Congress. Instead, the effort could give Democrats a new venue to protest Trump’s victory.

    [...]

    Sources who attended a Democratic whip meeting on Thursday morning said Perlmutter stood up and announced that he’s weighing a challenge. A spokeswoman said Perlmutter is unlikely to contest the Electoral College vote without the support of a senator and emphasized that his goal isn't to stop Trump's election but to highlight Russian interference.

    Early Thursday afternoon, Perlmutter's office issued a statement "in advance of the Electoral College vote count" on Russia's involvement.

    "This is not about trying to stop Donald Trump from becoming President," he said. "This is about the fact that our liberty, freedom and democracy were compromised by Russia’s intrusion into America’s election. We cannot allow a foreign nation to ever influence our elections because it harms our liberty, freedom and independence. This is bigger than just one election, and for the sake of our democracy, we must remain vigilant."

    [...]

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...allenge-233224

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  • #2
    It happened in 2005. Delayed Bush/Cheney certification by 2 hours or so. No there are no real consequences to this.
    “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
    “To talk of many things:
    Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
    Of cabbages—and kings—
    And why the sea is boiling hot—
    And whether pigs have wings.”
    ― Lewis Carroll

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    • #3
      Apparently they are very bad at math; IIRC they have been losing seats since 2010.

      This is just too funny!
      Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
        Apparently they are very bad at math; IIRC they have been losing seats since 2010.

        This is just too funny!
        I hear that they are enlisting the help of The Count from Sesame Street.
        Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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        • #5
          Vice President Biden 'smacks' down House members protest of Electoral count. He let the first Rep talk and make his announcement. When no Senator also objected, it takes one of BOTH Houses, he ruled his request out of order for lack of a second by a Senator.

          When two more House of Rep members tried to get in their request he refuse to let them talk as he had already ruled based on lack of a Senator.

          http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-actio...ies-trumps-win

          Freshman Democratic Reps. Jamie Raskin (Md.) and Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) also tried to raise objections, but Biden cut them off. Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) also attempted to voice protests.

          As Jayapal tried to make her case, Biden cut in: "There is no debate, and if it's not signed by a senator the objection cannot be entertained."

          He then added, "It is over," sparking cheers and laughter from Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
          “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
          “To talk of many things:
          Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
          Of cabbages—and kings—
          And why the sea is boiling hot—
          And whether pigs have wings.”
          ― Lewis Carroll

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
            Vice President Biden 'smacks' down House members protest of Electoral count. He let the first Rep talk and make his announcement. When no Senator also objected, it takes one of BOTH Houses, he ruled his request out of order for lack of a second by a Senator.

            When two more House of Rep members tried to get in their request he refuse to let them talk as he had already ruled based on lack of a Senator.

            http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-actio...ies-trumps-win
            Good job, Mr. Vice President...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
              Good job, Mr. Vice President...
              With only two weeks left, Biden performs his first useful service.
              Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                With only two weeks left, Biden performs his first useful service.
                First? More like only...

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