Yes, the Electoral College has officially voted for Joe Biden.
However, the Congress has to certify the votes.
When does that happen.
On January 6, 2021.
Now, Representative Mo Brooks is saying that he will not go down without a fight.
He won’t join the “surrender caucus.”
Does this mean that he will attempt to initiate the Electoral Count Act on January 6 and attempt to stop the certification?
We don’t know…
But his words about the electoral college have definitely raised a few eyebrows.
More details below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2020
Representative Mo Brooks lays it out here. January 6th 2021. 3 USC section 15. 12th amendment of the Constitution. VP presides as chair of the count of the electoral college votes. Republicans can stop Biden’s electors if GOP keeps US Senate majority.pic.twitter.com/M9i3xNtCmn
— Christian Lamar (@christianllamar) December 12, 2020
It takes just 1 House Representative and 1 Senator to be able to initiate the Electoral Count Act.
Will someone have the courage to join Mo Brooks?
We hope so!
Breitbart has more details:
Monday during an appearance on FBN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) vowed not to go down without a fight despite states having certified Electoral College results earlier in the day, which paved the way for Joe Biden to become the President-elect.
Brooks told host Lou Dobbs about his effort to challenge the Electoral College, which has happened as recently as 2017 after Donald Trump won the presidential election.
“Well, it’s happened many times in the past,” Brooks said. “Apparently, some folks have not done their history. By way of example, the Democrats in the House tried it in 2017 when they tried to strike Alabama’s votes for Donald Trump. Georgia, the same way, the House Democrats tried to strike it. Barbara Boxer tried to strike Ohio for George Bush back in 2005, so this is not unusual. The law is very clear, the House of Representatives in combination with the United States Senate has the lawful authority to accept or reject Electoral College vote submissions from states that have such flawed election systems that they’re not worthy of our trust.”
The Alabama Republican congressman also pledged not to be a part of what he deemed the “surrender caucus” with the GOP, adding that he needs a U.S. Senator to join his challenge to the Electoral College for it to be successful.
Well, where we’re headed as a country is this, quite simply, we’re a Republic, and the bedrock of a Republic is an honest and accurate voting system. And if you don’t have an honest and accurate voting system, then you may as well throw out the claim that you’re a Republic. You’ve lost that right. You’ve lost the control of your government, and under those circumstances, those who can steal the most votes, who can engage in the most voter fraud and get away with it are going to be the ones that rule the roost in Washington, D.C. That’s not what our founding fathers wanted. That’s not what a million or so Americans who have lost their lives in wars wanted, giving us this Republic, this democracy where we could control our own fate and our own destiny.
So I have a choice, I can either sit back and surrender and be a part of the surrender caucus, or I can fight for our country. And that’s what I’m going to do. So on January 6, I’m going to object to the submissions of Electoral College votes from various states that, in my judgment, have such flawed election systems that their vote counts are unworthy of our ratification in the United States Congress. What I need is a United States Senator who will join me. If we have a House member and a senator, then by golly, that forces a House vote and a floor vote on whether to accept this systematically flawed election system or to reject it. I want to reject it so that we can have an honest and fair and accurate election.”
This makes us EXCITED!
Potential Senators we could see joining Brooks include Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.
Are there others who would be willing to STAND UP?!
In 1887, Congress passed the Electoral Count Act that said that the slate from states “made at least six days prior to said time of meeting of the electors, shall be conclusive, and shall govern in the counting of the electoral votes as provided in the Constitution.”
— Sarah Isgur (@whignewtons) December 7, 2020
If you're celebrating the SCOTUS ruling. Don't.
Think 1876. Dueling electors. The Electoral Count Act has never been tested and is marred with problems.
GOP controlled congress, SCOTUS will be the dems best hope. SCOTUS just said – "we don't get involved in election issues".
— Mario Hewardt 🦆 (@MarioHewardt) December 11, 2020
So far, no Senator has publicly confirmed whether or not they will join Mo Brooks.
We expect that there will be several examples of courage on January 6.
The Hill confirms that Brooks is calling on other Republicans to join him:
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) on Monday called on fellow House Republicans to sign on to his effort to challenge the certification of the Electoral College’s votes on Jan. 6, while blasting President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory as “illegitimate.”
During an interview with Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs, Brooks dismissed the idea that rejecting Electoral College submissions from states, a move that has not been made by Congress since the 1800s, was “unusual” and urged his fellow members to support the effort.
Brooks made the remarks shortly after Biden secured the number of electoral votes needed to secure his election, something expected but that received prominent media attention given President Trump’s refusal to concede his loss.
“This is not unusual, the law is very clear, the House of Representatives in combination with the United States Senate has the lawful authority to accept or reject Electoral College submissions from states with such flawed election systems that they are not worthy of our trust,” Brooks said.
If a single U.S. senator joins Brooks in challenging the certification, it would force a debate and vote in the House and Senate. No senator has done so, and a number of Republicans the morning after Brooks spoke were signaling they did not want the party to move in that direction.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday congratulated Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victories.
We must pray for COURAGE and CONVICTION among our representatives!
Who is willing to FIGHT with Mo Brooks?
And by extension…
Fight FOR the Constitution AND the American people!
Congressional Challenge: @RepMoBrooks calls out the GOP’s Surrender Caucus, who refuse to join in with his plan to challenge fraudulent electoral college votes. #MAGA #AmericaFirst #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/G4WLPSrvOO
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) December 14, 2020