If you thought the Democrats were done contesting the victory of Donald Trump: Maybe not.
When the Electoral College votes are formally counted, Democrats have one last shot.
“Several House Democrats are weighing a formal challenge to Donald Trump’s election on Friday, when Congress meets in joint session to certify Trump’s Electoral College victory.
Reps. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Bobby Scott of Virginia, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan and Jamie Raskin of Maryland are among a group of Democrats eyeing challenges. Members have the right to lodge those protests when Congress officially counts the electoral votes on Friday. But for the protests to have any effect on the proceedings, they’ll need to secure the backing of at least one senator, and it’s unclear whether any Senate Democrats are weighing a similar challenge.
Either way, there’s effectively no chance the protests will alter the actual election outcome, given Republican control of Congress. Instead, the effort could give Democrats a new venue to protest Trump’s victory. And if the Democrats can secure a senator’s support, the challenges could delay the certification of Trump’s victory for hours while the House and Senate separately debate the merits of each protested electoral college vote.”
Democrats have no chance of overturning Trump’s victory, but they may try anyway.
Whatever happened to a “smooth transition?” Whatever happened to working together?
It looks like “Progressive” groups are behind the effort.
“Progressive groups are reportedly behind the push for an Electoral College challenge. One group involved in this week’s attempt, Unite for America, was behind a December push to persuade electors to change their selection when they cast votes on Dec. 19.”
When Democrats lose, they never lose nicely.
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