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‘No Way It Will Be Successful’: Lawyer Exposes Republican Attempting To Overturn Electoral College

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Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley has vowed to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win on January 6. But according to attorney Gabriel Malor, Hawley’s challenge has no way of being successful.

Malor, who sometimes writes for conservative sites like The Federalist, The Washington Examiner and National Review, walked through the rules on Twitter explaining how such a process actually works.

“Some Trump tryhards are telling each other that an objection immediately sets up the state delegations to vote instead of counting the electoral votes. That isn’t true,” he tweeted.

“First, for an objection to a state’s electoral votes to even be considered, it must be (1) made in writing and (2) signed by at least one Senator and one Representative,” he continued. “If those conditions are met, then the joint session of Congress is suspended, and the Senators leave the House chamber and go back to the Senate chamber. Each house then has not more than two hours to debate the objection and vote to accept or reject it.”

According to the rules, both the House and Senate would have to vote to accept objections to the electoral votes. Given that the House is in Democratic hands, it’s not happening any time soon.

Malor’s assessment was backed up by former acting-Solicitor General Neal Katyal, who explained that courts have already decided on this and that Hawley is really just trying to raise money for his campaign.

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