Rep. Brooks: Congress Has ‘Absolute Right’ to Reject a State’s Electoral College Votes

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said that the final outcome of the presidential election may be decided according to the 12th Amendment and Article One and Article Two of the U.S. Constitution when Congress convenes in early January.

“The ultimate say over whether to accept or reject” Electoral College votes for any state “is not a court’s job,” he said. “It is Congress’s job under” the Constitution “coupled with federal statutes that govern this issue.”

“Congress has the absolute right to reject the submitted Electoral College votes of any state, which we believe has such a shoddy election system that you can’t trust the election results that those states are submitting to us, that they’re suspect,” Brooks told The Epoch Times this week. “And I’m not going to put my name in support of any state that employs an election system that I don’t have confidence in.”
SOURCE URL: https://www.theepochtimes.com/rep-mo-brooks-congress-has-absolute-right-to-reject-a-states-electoral-college-votes_3584562.html

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  • Posted by $ blarman 4 days ago
    That was fascinating and I commend Rep. Brooks for not only his Constitutional knowledge but for his clarity and demeanor. This was truly refreshing!
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  • Posted by term2 3 days, 21 hours ago
    What sort of vote of congress is required? House or Senate, or both, and what majority
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    • Posted by $ 3 days, 21 hours ago
      The house does not vote. They receive, count and report one vote from each state and according to the Article...repub's have the advantage 26 repub run states versus 24 demo run states.

      We also have a repub advantage in the Senate.

      However, before they get to that point, both chambers will vote to accept or reject a states electoral vote outcome; example, a poorly run election, many affidavits alleging fraud, more votes than registered voters, dead people voting, to name just a few. If the outcome gives neither candidate the a decisive win, then the one vote per state process begins.
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  • Posted by $ 4 days, 18 hours ago
    If you have the time, you might like to listen to the 28min video.
    I was only vaguely aware of article 1 and 2 of the 12th amendment.
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    • Posted by $ blarman 4 days, 3 hours ago
      The 12th Amendment basically completely re-wrote the way that Presidential elections were done as a result of the deadlock between Jefferson and Adams. And - of course - it was all due to partisan fractures. The original Constitution was envisioned without parties. The 12th Amendment codifies political parties by tying the President and Vice-President to a ticket. (It also completely undermines the most basic check on the Executive Branch - the threat of Presidential Impeachment. If the power doesn't change hands from one party to another, the threat of Impeachment is more symbolic than effective.)
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