(ConservativeHub.com) – The country has been mired in controversy around the results of the 2020 presidential election for months. Congress met in a joint session on January 6 to certify the Electoral College ballots, finally completing the task at about 3:30 a.m. the following morning. However, questions regarding possible voting irregularities and election fraud remain unanswered.
President Donald Trump’s second-eldest son, Eric, issued a stern warning to Republicans on Twitter the day before the joint session, vowing anyone not supporting efforts to challenge the Electoral College results would be primaried at their next election and “will lose.”
However, most efforts to challenge the election fizzled out in the wake of a standoff at the Capitol Building between law enforcement officials and an unruly mob who broke into the building, chasing legislators from their chambers for several hours. In the end, challenges were lodged successfully in only two states, Arizona and Pennsylvania. However, neither objection garnered enough votes in either the House or the Senate to overturn the Electoral College ballots.
Questions about the election remain, and many Americans are asking what’s next.
What Happens Between Now and the Inauguration
Currently, it isn’t easy to gauge President Trump’s position on the certification of the election. White House deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino posted a statement from the president minutes after Congress certified the election, and Trump posted a video on his Twitter account on January 7.
Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Electoral Certification:
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our…
— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) January 7, 2021
Although both reference a peaceful transition of power on January 20, conspicuously, neither mentioned Joe Biden nor did they appear to be obvious concessions in the traditional sense. President Trump did drop four lawsuits in Georgia regarding its election on January 5, and lead attorney Rudy Giuliani has been quiet on the matter of pending litigation.
However, two cases filed by former Trump attorney Sidney Powell remained docketed in the US Supreme Court, one a petition for a writ of certiorari and the other for a writ of mandamus. Both cases list Michigan election officials and its Democratic governor as defendants.
This story is ongoing. We will keep you updated.
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