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Response to Jerry2144 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:20 PM

7. They have up to 2 hours for debate


I wouldn't be surprised if McConnell limits debate to something much less than 2 hours and for Pelosi to do the same in the House. Neither one of them wants this dragged out.

Also, Sen. Josh Hawley has announced that he'll sign on to an objection.

I also think it's possible that Pence could rule an objection out of order if it's based on the voting process or counts. The statute limits objections to instances in which the electors vote was not “regularly given” and/or that the elector was not “lawfully certified.” The Parliamentarian could advise that the electors were lawfully certified under their state law based upon the vote counts certified by the chief elections officer of the state. If Republicans are objecting to vote counts and procedures, that's a different issue and doesn't fall within the strict requirements of the statute, so therefore, it would be appropriate to dismiss the objections as out of order. I doubt that will happen, but it is a possibility.

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