President Donald Trump speaks in the press briefing room in Washington. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)
By Jeffrey Rodack | Tuesday, 01 December 2020 09:21 AM
President Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge the election results could come down to him pressing congressional Republicans to step in and help.
Politico noted that Congress has to certify the results of the election after the Electoral College casts the official vote for president on Dec. 14. An 1887 law mandates that Congress must meet on Jan. 6 to take action.
The law says that the House and Senate must meet in joint session that day to certify the results. But if a House member and senator team together, they are able to object to entire slates of presidential electors. And there are multiple opportunities for lengthy delays in the process since each state’s electors must be certified separately, Politico said.