Pa. legislators to challenge Electoral College certification

Written by on January 4, 2021

Pa. legislators to challenge Electoral College certification

By Lucy Perkins / WESA

January 4, 2021

Some Pennsylvania Republicans say they’re planning to object to the electoral college certification of the 2020 presidential election this week.

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Eight Republican Congressmen joined in a statement to object to how Pennsylvania carried out the election. Among other complaints, they cited the use of drop boxes for mail-in ballots and the fact that some counties allowed voters to fix problems with their ballots. State and federal courts have already rejected those complaints.

Republicans Mike Kelly, Guy Reschenthaler, Fred Keller and others are joining the effort to dismiss Pennsylvania’s electoral votes when Congress convenes Wednesday. 

By law, if a House Rep and a Senator objects to the electoral college results, both the House and Senate must conduct a debate and then vote. Republican efforts are likely to fail since 

Biden won Pennsylvania by more than 80 thousand votes and the state-certified those results in mid-December. Democrats control the House and several Republican Senators have acknowledged Joe Biden’s win. 

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