Incoming Congresswoman: McConnell, Pelosi Crafting Deal To Shut Down Hawley Objection

No matter what you think about Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley’s decision to object to certifying the electoral vote in Joe Biden’s favor, it’s entirely legal.After the 1876 election between Samuel Tilden and Rutherford B. Hayes — in which a debate over electors led to an ad hoc 15-member council that decided the race for Hayes — Congress eventually passed the Electoral Count Act of 1887, which codified how the electoral vote was certified and how objections could be lodged.“Upon such reading of any such certificate or paper, the President of the Senate shall call for objections, if any. Every objection shall be made in writing, and shall state clearly and concisely, and without argument, the ground thereof, and shall be signed by at least one Senator and one Member of the House of Representatives before the same shall be received,” the law states. Both houses then withdraw to debate the issue and vote on it.

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