US Senate resoundingly rejects objections to Pennsylvania’s Electoral College vote

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Published on January 7, 2021 by

The United States Senate has voted 92-7 to reject the objection to Pennsylvania’s Electoral College vote lodged by House Republicans with a signed letter from Senator Josh Hawley.

The United States Congress has resumed the certification process of Joe Biden’s election victory after armed rioters temporarily suspended the count.

The riot begun during a Senate debate on objections to the Arizona Electoral College vote.

When the session resumed, many senators withdrew their objections quickly followed by a vote which saw the objection defeated 93-6.

The joint session of the House and Senate resumed certifying the rest of the states’ Electoral College votes before House Republicans – wielding a signed statement by Senator Hawley – objected to Pennsylvania’s Electoral College vote.

The Senate had a maximum two-hour debating period all of which was ceded by Senate leaders, resulting in an expedited vote.

The objection was defeated 92-7, with President of the Senate and Vice President, Mike Pence, now sending it back to the House of Representatives.

The joint session of the House and Senate will now resume certifying the rest of the Electoral College votes.

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