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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 05:51 PM

At least 140 House Republicans to vote against counting electoral votes, two GOP lawmakers say

Source: CNN

(CNN)Two Republican members of the House of Representatives tell CNN that they expect at least 140 of their GOP colleagues in the House to vote against counting the electoral votes on January 6 when Congress is expected to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

President Donald Trump's Republican allies have virtually zero chance of changing the result, only to delay by a few hours the inevitable affirmation of Biden as the Electoral College winner and the next president.

There have been no credible allegations of any issues with voting that would have impacted the election, as affirmed by dozens of judges, governors, election officials, the Electoral College, the Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the US Supreme Court. But Trump is determined to claim he didn't lose -- which he did, significantly -- and many GOP politicians either share his delusion or fear provoking his wrath -- even if that means voting to undermine democracy.

Both a House member and senator are required to mount an objection when Congress counts the votes. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri said Wednesday he will object, which will force lawmakers in both the House and Senate to vote on whether to accept the results of Biden's victory. Other senators -- including incoming ones -- could still join that effort, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has privately urged Republicans not to do.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/31/politics/electoral-college-house-republicans/index.html

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Reply At least 140 House Republicans to vote against counting electoral votes, two GOP lawmakers say (Original post)
sabra Dec 2020 OP
DanieRains Dec 2020 #1
Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #2
Chainfire Dec 2020 #3
bullimiami Dec 2020 #4
Girard442 Dec 2020 #5
David__77 Dec 2020 #6
gibraltar72 Dec 2020 #7
bucolic_frolic Dec 2020 #8
TomCADem Dec 2020 #9
Septua Dec 2020 #10
C_U_L8R Dec 2020 #11
scarletwoman Dec 2020 #12
BigmanPigman Dec 2020 #32
Hotler Jan 2021 #40
Penn Voter Dec 2020 #13
world wide wally Dec 2020 #14
groundloop Dec 2020 #15
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2020 #18
The Mouth Dec 2020 #16
paleotn Dec 2020 #17
dhill926 Dec 2020 #19
lonely bird Dec 2020 #20
FakeNoose Dec 2020 #21
Chin music Dec 2020 #22
AllaN01Bear Dec 2020 #23
AllaN01Bear Dec 2020 #24
Chin music Dec 2020 #25
DENVERPOPS Dec 2020 #28
Maven Dec 2020 #31
BlueIdaho Dec 2020 #26
Initech Dec 2020 #27
niyad Dec 2020 #29
Evolve Dammit Dec 2020 #30
mountain grammy Dec 2020 #33
turbinetree Jan 2021 #34
Chin music Jan 2021 #35
mdbl Jan 2021 #38
olddad65 Jan 2021 #36
Paladin Jan 2021 #37
niyad Jan 2021 #41
DeminPennswoods Jan 2021 #39
myohmy2 Jan 2021 #42
The Mouth Jan 2021 #43

Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 05:53 PM

1. Cuz F Democracy

And voting and stuff.

Heil Trump.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 05:54 PM

2. Absolute disgrace, shameful. nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 05:54 PM

3. There should be a reckoning for the Un-American bullshit these guys are pulling.

Where is Tom Clancy when you need him.....

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 05:55 PM

4. I hope this bites them in their smarmy fascism loving unamerican asses in 2 years.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 05:58 PM

5. If true, that would be just shy of a third of the House supporting an end to American democracy.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:01 PM

6. No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!

The Trumpist Party are straight-up fascists. They don't want a republic of universal suffrage - they want a fascist state.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:02 PM

7. Willing to bet lyin Tim Walberg will be on that

That seditious faux Christian will back Trump all the way to hell.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:03 PM

8. So, Merrick Garland strategy, no counting, no debate, no action taken

Presto! Trump remains president!

Is this where they're going with this?

"Mr. Vice-President, you're supposed to open the envelope, Sir."

"What me, Mikey? I hate envelopes."

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:08 PM

9. In 2022, We Need to Vote These Anti-American Facists Out

This is criminal how they are ignoring their oaths and seeking to throw away the Democratic principles our country was founded upon.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:33 PM

10. ..and it get's better...

I don't have a link, just watching CNN. Now it's a "handful" of GOP Senators joining in with the challenge.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:34 PM

11. 81,283,098 will show up on their front lawns

and 81,283,098 will not be happy

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:36 PM

12. Honest to god, there HAVE to be some negative consequences imposed on these treacherous,

seditious, coup-supporting House members.

It's not enough that they can't succeed, they need to be punished - there need to be serious sanctions of some kind.

This can't just be let go, we can't just move on.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:38 PM

32. Hear, hear!

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 11:16 AM

40. Public caning. nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:53 PM

13. They don't follow the rule of law

they follow ROT - Rule of Trump!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:00 PM

14. Blatant votes AGAINST democracy

Fuck them... Move to fucking Russia and you can win EVERY election.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:17 PM

15. Anyone know where to find a list of all of those turncoats?

I'm guessing my GOPer representative is in that group, but haven't been able to find out for sure. I'm preparing to fill his inbox and phone mailbox with messages telling him what a lousy, traitorous piece of shit he is.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:27 PM

18. We don't even know who the 2 ones who made the claim to CNN are

This is anonymous hearsay. The article says "over a dozen" have actually said this publicly. So maybe 10% of the claimed number?

It's all theatre. And that includes dropping juicy gossip to a 24 hours news channel which needs the viewers and clicks. Can't have theatre without a paying audience.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:24 PM

16. Sadly, I would bet that these asshats represent districts where this will be stunningly popular

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:27 PM

17. Fine. You still lose...

It's like these people think Don Quixote is a roll model. So, so stupid.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:49 PM

19. fuck 'em....they have forfeited all credibility...

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:50 PM

20. Fuck Republicans

They hate government, democracy and America.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:52 PM

21. This won't amount to anything

... more than a bunch of Repuke Congressmen kissing their seats good-bye.


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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 08:05 PM

23. keith oberman response below

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 08:07 PM

24. as far as i am concerend that we now have a illigitimate government .

all 140 repugs should not be sworn in next congress and with trump calling for a coup , should be arrested and sent to levenworth.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:08 PM

28. Agree

along with the entire bunch of Republican Senators that were instrumental in bringing us this whole mess. Then add in the entire administration of Trump, and most of all Trump's spawn and especially Ivanka & Jared.

And no camp cupcake......
Many of the heads of this political mafia should go to Super Max where they can't share any of the U.S. Intelligence which they certainly have collected to sell, with anyone, including each other.

This is it....... for all of the citizens of the U.S. and for the future of our Democracy forever more. Period

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:26 PM

31. Agreed.

And yet there are certain party leaders who barely acknowledge this is happening.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 08:48 PM

26. We will see what we shall see...

Pence has signaled heís not interested is being Trumpís puppet in Louiís law suit. I suspect he will handle his Electoral College duties by the book. That is going to take the wind out of many big mouthís sails. Really, itís a political calculation and I suspect the House rebellion numbers will be smaller.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 09:10 PM

27. Fucking traitors, every last damn one of them!!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:30 PM

29. If, indeed, there is such a group, my bet would be that it is the same seditious fuckers who

Went along with the paxton bs.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:14 PM

30. Traitors to their oath to the Constitution. Treat them as such. nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:47 PM

33. Wow..Fascism is the republican party.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 01:19 AM

34. SO when these twits get up there to speak there shit sandwich will they resign under protest that

there vote doesn't mean anything and that they are proud to announce that they are fucking fasciitis , how are they going to drag that horse to the river drink............. They should resign, because they have ho clue that vote of the citizens is the one that counts, and if a majorly say you go or stay is kind of big deal.....................................FJFC.........

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Response to Chin music (Reply #35)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 09:59 AM

38. +10000

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 09:32 AM

36. After seeing the gop senators during tramps impeach hearings

Put their aliegence to tramp above their oath to obey and protect the constitution, I not expect any better from the gop house members.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 09:34 AM

37. If there was any justice, Hawley's political career would be over. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #37)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 11:42 AM

41. I prefer Keith Olbermann's version of his name, "senator ha-ha".

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 10:17 AM

39. According to a story about this in my local newspaper,

all 9 of Pennsylvania's republican congressmen (there are no women) intend to vote to accept Pennsylvania's electoral count.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 11:51 AM

42. good...

...let them and their shitty Party go on record...

...the historians will have a field day...

...

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 12:31 PM

43. We need to eliminate objections to the Electoral college. Completely

Interestingly, a friend sent me this, and (annoyingly) it checks out:

"The last three times a Republican has been elected president -- Trump in 2016 and George W. Bush in both 2000 and 2004 -- Democrats in the House have brought objections to the electoral votes in states the GOP nominee won. In early 2005 specifically, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., along with Rep. Stephanie Tubbs, D-Ohio, objected to Bush's 2004 electoral votes in Ohio.

That forced the chambers to leave their joint session and debate separately for two hours on whether to reject Ohio's electoral votes. Neither did. But the objection by Boxer and Tubbs serves as a modern precedent for what is likely to happen in Congress on Jan. 6."

It's ALL bullshit. Only the individual state has the right to say *ANYTHING* about how they choose electors.

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