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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 12:51 PM

Anyone know when GA runoff winners are sworn in?

The election is January 5, and EV’s are certified January 6. All it takes is one rep and one Senator to object to an elector/slate, and the joint sessions adjourn to separate chambers to debate and vote on sustaining/overruling the objection. Pence is “presiding” in a ceremonial role, and AFAIK can’t break ties in this particular process.

With the GA seats vacant as of January 3, that would give a 50-48 majority to the GOP (assuming they win both NC and AK) unless Dems win and new senators are immediately sworn in, brining it to 50-50. IIRC, ties to objections to electors mean the objection is not sustained...can anyone verify?

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Reply Anyone know when GA runoff winners are sworn in? (Original post)
Fiendish Thingy Nov 2020 OP
yellowcanine Nov 2020 #1
Fiendish Thingy Nov 2020 #2
Salviati Nov 2020 #3
Fiendish Thingy Nov 2020 #4
world wide wally Nov 2020 #5
Blasphemer Nov 2020 #6
world wide wally Nov 2020 #7

Response to Fiendish Thingy (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 12:53 PM

1. As soon as they are the certified winner a few days or more.

Depends on how close it is.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 12:56 PM

2. So, likely after January 6? Nt

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 12:56 PM

3. Both chambers need to vote to sustain an objection.

If the House does not vote to sustain it, then the objection is denied and the elector's vote is counted.

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32717.pdf

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Response to Salviati (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 12:58 PM

4. Whew, thank you. Nt

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:17 PM

5. My most important thing at this point id getting rid of McConnell as majority leader

Correct me if I am wrong, but i think that majority leader is an elected position voted on by members of the Senate. So, if there is a tie, Kamala breaks the tie to get rid of him.
Am I right?

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Response to Blasphemer (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:30 PM

7. Thank you for verification

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