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If enough senators challenge the election results, Trump wins, by Andrea Widburg

We’ll see. From Andrea Widburg at americanthinker.com:

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) officially stated that he will object to the Electoral College vote count to be held in the Senate on January 6.  May this courageous man be the first of many senators to take a stand against the overwhelming evidence of election fraud.  If neither candidate wins enough Electoral College votes on January 6, Trump should win — and it’s all in the Constitution without the need for any strained statutory interpretations.

Let me start with an overview of what happens on January 6.  It’s crucial to appreciate how this can end if Hawley is joined by several senators who refuse to certify Electoral College votes achieved through manifest fraud.  I’ve culled this information from Petr Svab’s excellent article at The Epoch Times (hat tip to Dan Bongino):

The Twelfth Amendment to the Constitution is the primary authority for events on January 6.  The Electoral Count Act (3 USC §15) plays a role, but, thankfully, that act is probably unconstitutional in one very specific and important way.

Under the Twelfth Amendment, the president of the Senate (i.e., Mike Pence) opens the certificates sent from the states, “and the votes shall then be counted.”  That’s all that the Constitution says about the vice president’s role.

Meanwhile, 3 USC §15, enacted in 1887, after prescribing details for conducting the count, says members of Congress can object.  If one House member and one senator object, that triggers a separate vote about the objection by both the House and the Senate.  If both House and Senate agree there’s a problem, the challenged electoral votes are gone.

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Power of Vice President to Count or Reject Electoral Votes Disputed, by Petr Svab

Here’s some important background information on what’s likely to be a very confusing day: January 6, 2021. From Petr Svab at theepochtimes.com:

News Analysis

At 1 p.m. local time on Jan. 6, members of Congress will gather in the chamber of the House of Representatives to observe the formal certification of Electoral College votes for president of the United States.

While it’s usually a formality, nothing has been usual so far about this year’s election amid numerous allegations of voter fraud in key swing states.

The situation is complicated by a lack of clarity on the legal and constitutional guardrails for the process. The joint session of Congress may well result in gridlock, in which a clear winner of the race isn’t announced at all.

Based on current election results, former Vice President Joe Biden has received 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232 votes. Meanwhile, Republicans in seven states where Biden claimed victory have sent their own sets of electoral votes to Washington, and some members of the House have indicated that they will object to Biden electors in some states. Any objection would require support from one House member and one senator to be considered, and at least one senator has left open the possibility he would join the effort.

So what will happen?

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Something historic happened with America’s electors on Monday, by Andrea Widburg

The electoral college cast its votes, but there are all sorts of interesting things happening on the margins of American politics. From Andrea Widburg at americanthinker.com:

t’s pretty easy to knock Republicans.  So often, they’re the types who go along to get along.  They don’t make waves.  They concede.  They willingly negotiate.  They back down.  If they’re really bad, they become NeverTrumps.

And sometimes they surprise us.

On Monday, seven states, in addition to having their apparently victorious Democrat electors cast their votes for president, also authorized Republican electors to cast their votes to make a record.  It was wonderful.

I’m sure other, better writers than I will write about what happened on Monday, but here’s my say.  Monday was the day when the states designated their electors to cast the states’ votes for president.  By day’s end, creepy, confused Joe Biden had 306 electoral votes.

Democrats are ecstatic, believing they now have a signed, sealed, and delivered White House.  They don’t.

The Supreme Court currently appears to be a craven institution.  Many think the Court is sending a message saying that if Democrat Senate candidates win in Georgia, giving both the White House and Congress to the Democrats, it will rubber-stamp everything the Democrats do.  In this way, the justices hope to prevent court-packing that will diminish their prestige and cachet.  Still, we might yet be surprised.

Additionally, more evidence keeps emerging about massive fraud.  The audit of the Antrim Dominion machines shows that they were programmed for fraud and almost certainly used as programmed.  There are also affidavits signed under penalty of perjury from eyewitnesses and expert witnesses across America about fraud and the indicia of fraud.  There’s the infamous video from Georgia (and there may be more videos emerging, although that’s hopeful guessing on my part).  And there’s the redoubtable Sidney Powell, who says she has documentary evidence that votes were sent overseas and manipulated there.  This, she says, could trigger Trump’s 2018 executive order imposing sanctions if there was foreign interference in an election.  At the time, that E.O. appeared to be a response to the Russia collusion hoax, but Trump may have been looking ahead, not backward.

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“Bullet In The Mouth” – Trump Electors Flooded With Death Threats, by Tyler Durden

Disappointed Hillary Clinton voters continue their random acts of graciousness and sensible reactions to Trump’s victory. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

Electors around the country are being harassed with a barrage of emails, phone calls, letters and even death threats, in an effort to block Donald Trump from being voted in as president by the Electoral College on Monday. Of course, with the mainstream media and democrats pushing the dangerous narrative that Putin basically usurped our democracy, it’s no wonder that disaffected Hillary snowflakes are growing more “triggered” with each passing day.

According to a report from the New York Post, one Republican elector in Michigan has even received death threats after he refused to change his vote.

For Michael Banerian, a senior at Oakland University in Michigan and a Republican elector, the harassment comes with a dark side.

He said he’s been getting death threats via email, snail mail, Twitter and Facebook.

“Somebody threatened to put a bullet in the back of my mouth,” Banerian, 22, told The Post on Wednesday.

Republican electors from all over the country are being inundated with emails, phone calls and letters on a daily basis, from angry democrats, urging them to switch their votes. One Republican elector in Arizona estimated that she had received 50,000 emails since election day.

The bullying is overwhelming Sharon Geise’s tech devices, but not her resolve to support Trump.

The Mesa, Arizona, grandmother woke up Wednesday morning to more than 1,500 emails demanding she not carry out her legal duty to vote for the president-elect.

“They just keep coming and coming,” Geise told The Post, estimating she’s received more than 50,000 emails since the election. “They’re overpowering my iPad.”

Her answer: mass delete.

Despite the avalanche, she said, her decision to back Trump is stronger than ever.

“Obviously their minds are made up and they’re not going to change. I’m not either,” the soft-spoken Geise said.

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