December 19, 2020•578 words
Georgia Senate Races
Several on this email list have asked 'what can I do to help the Georgia Republican Senate Runoff Races?'
The North Carolina Republican Party has these suggestions:
- Make Phone Calls to Georgia voters.
- Go down to Georgia and join the activists from all over the country in door-to-door canvassing.
- Donate to the Georgia Battleground Fund, which directly supports both candidates.
You can use the below link to sign up to participate in winning these critical races for the Senate.
Congress meets in joint session on January 6 to count electoral votes. Vice President Pence, as President of the Senate, presides over the count and announces the results. Pence then declares which persons, if any, have been elected President and Vice President of the United States.
If any objections to the electoral votes are made, they must be submitted in writing and be signed by at least one member of the House and one Senator. If objections are presented, the House and Senate withdraw to their respective chambers to consider the merits of the objection(s) under procedures set out in Federal law.
If no Presidential candidate wins at least 270 electoral votes (a majority of the 538 available votes), under the 12th Amendment to the Constitution the House of Representatives decides the Presidential election. If necessary, the House would elect the President by majority vote, choosing from among the three candidates who received the greatest number of electoral votes. The vote would be taken by State, with each State having one vote. (The District of Columbia does not vote because it doesn't have voting members in the House of Representatives.)
If no Vice Presidential candidate wins at least 270 electoral votes (a majority or the 538 available votes), under the 12th Amendment the Senate elects the Vice President. If necessary, the Senate would elect the Vice President by majority vote, choosing between the two candidates who received the greatest number of electoral votes. Each Senator would have one vote.
How can you help?
I suspect there will be more than one Representative who will object to the electoral college vote. There may not be any Senators who will gather their courage to object. You can email any Senator at this link: https://www.senate.gov and click on 'Senators' and 'Contact'.
While the North Carolina Senators (Tillis and Burr) need to be contacted for this, key senators are Paul, Cruz, and Lee who may have spine to speak out. Please contact them also.
Sample speaking points include:
- Request they object to the Electoral Votes as counted, triggering House and Senate debate
- Request they insist on a full forensic audit of the 2020 election process in the six swing states.
- Ask that they refuse to go along and legitimze the 2020 Presidental election.,
- Request that they thoroughly review the 2020 elections to identify vulnerabilities in our election security
Have a great Hannukah, a Merry Christmas, and a safe New Years. The year 2021 is coming soon.
Fair and Independent Elections
We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.
— John Adams (1797)
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