Dems to challenge Trump’s Electoral College win

As many as 10 members plan to mount objections when Congress meets Friday, but so far no senator has joined them.

A Democratic congresswoman from Texas confirmed late Thursday that she and as many as 10 colleagues will contest the validity of Donald Trump’s election Friday, when lawmakers meet at the Capitol to certify Trump’s Electoral College victory.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said in a phone interview that she and her allies plan to challenge the validity of electoral votes in multiple states, where she argued voter suppression tactics may have tainted the outcome. She said a separate batch of challenges will focus on disqualifying electors who may have been ineligible to serve at all.

“This is an American question of justice and fairness and the appropriate running of presidential elections,” Jackson Lee said.

Though the Constitution empowers the Electoral College to choose the president, it requires Congress to review the votes and reject any it deems invalid.

It’s also why the Democratic members’ gambit is effectively a dead-end: Congress is controlled by Republicans who have little interest in standing in the way of the president-elect’s ascension to the White House.

The maneuver to impede Trump’s election also faces another potentially crippling problem: challenges to electoral votes require the support of at least one member of both House and the Senate. So far, Jackson Lee said, no senators have stepped forward to join the effort.

 

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source: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/house-democrats-trump-electoral-college-233264

6 comments

  1. Someone needs to impeach that idiot –Sheila Jackson—-she will never be voted out because her district is 100% black

    1. But are there no blacks with some intelligence to run against her. She should be in a mental hosp. not a member of Congress.

  2. S Jackson Lee is to stupid to be able to read the constitution let alone understand it. To blame her constituents for reelecting her is to bad as she dose bring home the spoils of Washington to her district, and that is all they care about more welfare.

  3. As Obama said to McConnell after he won….” Elections have consequences…WE WON GET OVER IT…. SO SHEILA GET OVER IT and STOP CRYING !!!!

  4. The Democrats need to stop the whining. YOU LOST! The people are TIRED of your socialist rhetoric and the arrogant attitude. We all KNOW Hillary is a criminal and should be in jail. Your denial of the facts just shows how much you are in cahoots with her plans to bring down America and to discredit our values and our country. Favoring every minority at the cost of the freedom of the majority is not only unfair, it is no longer acceptable.

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