Election Challenge

A federal judge in Washington dismissed voter groups’ attempt to enjoin the certification of electors from Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Arizona and the counting of their votes for president. The judge wrote that the complaint “would be risible were its target not so grave: the undermining of a democratic election for President of the United States.”

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Texas Republican Sues to Give Pence Sole Discretion in Deciding Election

Just over a week before Congress meets to formalize Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the November presidential election, a Republican lawmaker from Texas is asking a federal judge to give Vice President Mike Pence the exclusive power to throw out Electoral College votes.

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Electoral College Meets to Ratify 2016 Election

Electors are set to gather in every state on Monday to formally elect Donald Trump president even as anti-Trump forces try one last time to deny him the White House. Protesters gathered at some state capitals, but they are unlikely to persuade the Electoral College to dump Trump. An Associated Press survey of electors found very little appetite to vote for alternative candidates.

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