Mo To Go Down With the Ship

Exciting News From The Seditionist Republican Party!

Axios alert!

Some House Republicans plan last ditch challenge to election results during Electoral College tally

Several Trump allies, led by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), plan on challenging the election results on Jan. 6, when Congress convenes to officially tally the votes from the Electoral College and certify Joe Biden as the president-elect.

The insane leading the stupid, whodathunkit?

Why it matters: Trump has refused to concede the election and has repeated false allegations of mass voter fraud while losing dozens of court cases. The challenges Brooks plans on bringing up in Congress are extremely unlikely to change the outcome, but they will be another high profile effort on the part of some Republicans to invalidate millions of votes to overturn the election.

And there’s the rub: MILLIONS of votes means disenfranchising millions of their constituents. Vote these eff’ers out.

What they’re saying: “We have a superior role under the Constitution than the Supreme Court does, than any federal court judge does, than any state court judge does,” Brooks told the New York Times. “What we say, goes. That’s the final verdict.”

How it works: Brooks told the Times he plans on challenging the electors in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and Wisconsin.

So a Representative from Alabama (not exactly a bastion of good gubmint) is going to challenge the results of 4 states, none of them, uh, Alabama? Got it.

  • In order for an objection to get a debate, he will need at least one senator to join him. It’s not clear so far that any senators will object.

I find many Senators objectionable. Oh, wait.

  • If an objection is filed, each Chamber would have to debate for 2 hours. For electors to be tossed, the Democratic-controlled House and the Republican-controlled Senate would have to agree.
  • Several Senate Republicans, like Mitt Romney and Susan Collins, have said they will not vote to overturn the results of the election.

The amazing vestigial spines of Willard and the Concerned appear again!

Awkward: All eyes will be on Vice President Mike Pence, who will be in charge of counting the Electoral College votes and overseeing any objections.

We would be remiss if we did not note that our walking termite buffett and VP is the one person in the Executive Branch that Prznint Apprentice cannot YOU’RE FIRED.

The bottom line: Any objection to the Electoral College count may delay things, but it won’t change the winner of the election.

Get out a pencil and a piece of paper to write down the names of the dopes who join Mo in this last grandstand.

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17 Responses to Mo To Go Down With the Ship

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    And that’s their last, final monkey wrench. They’ve tried pouring sand in the gears and gumming up the rest of the werkz, all to no avail. I believe the score now stands 51 – 1, judiciously speaking, the final vote tallies are 82 mil to 74, and the electors still stand at 306 to 232.

    THAT’S winning.

    Now if we could just have the DoJ look into the KY debacle, where MM garnered more votes in almost every county than there were registered Rethuglicons, and Miz Lyndsey’s win in SC, where, if memory serves, he was scared shitless of losing, and was so certain of it that he went begging for moar and moar Ameros, right up until election day, and then…………he emerges the smiling winner!

    (And THAT’S cheating. Or rigging. And if you recall his vile, nasty laugh, during the debate with Amy, it was if he was SO certain of the outcome, the whole thing was a joke to him.)

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  2. Dennis Cole says:

    And the “Coup Clutz Clan” goes down in smoke and flames.

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  3. 🎵I’ve got a little list! Of none who shall be missed!
    Of 126 sed-i-tious reps who might well be …🎶

    Well, as much as I like the original (and if they keep up ignoring the ‘Rona they might just yet) I’ll just end it ‘out of the House’

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  4. purplehead says:

    I sent a note to the two traitorous Reps in Warshington State before the Supremes whacked down that stupid law suit. I noted to each that aren’t you so special, trying to overthrow a legitimate election through an act of sedition, with absolutely no bases in facts. And asked them to step aside until this matter was cleared up, because I believed their re-elections were not legitimate, either. I also stated that they don’t represent me or their districts or the Great State of Warshington. They represent the obscenity that is the Republican Party. Go to hell. And shame on you.

    Then after the Supremes knocked down that stupid law suit, I wrote them back saying, Oh, look. You lost. Are you proud? Or are you ashamed? Are you capable of shame? Probably not, while hiding in your tiny dark crevice of treachery. You not only embarrassed the Great State of Warshington, but the people in your district. You two actually are dumber than you look.

    I included a link to this WaPo piece, “These Republicans may not be capable of shame, but you should know who they are”

    Haven’t heard back, yet.

    I’m so sick of this shit and the shit-hole GOP.

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  5. roket says:

    “We have a superior role under the Constitution than the Supreme Court does”(?) What about the Executive Branch? Which one of those is more superior??

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  6. CalicoJack says:

    Howdy y’all!
    Over on Ye Olde Blogge, we’ve worked really hard on sorting out how the counting of the electoral votes will go in the joint session of Congress on 6 January. Everything is clear up until you get to the both houses retire to their own chambers to debate the objection. They have two hours and then vote on whether to reject the electoral votes or accept them. There are three possible outcomes: (1) Both houses reject the electoral vote. (2) Both houses accept the electoral vote. And (3) a split decision in which one house votes to reject and the other to accept.

    If the electoral vote of a state is rejected, then they are not counted. The majority of the remaining electoral votes is needed for a winner to be declared. If no one gets the majority of the remaining votes, then the House decides on the president voting by state delegation and the senate, the VP.

    If the electoral vote of a state is accepted, then it is counted and we proceed.

    But, what happens in a split decision? I’ve seen one credible source say that the count just stops until it is resolved. If it isn’t resolved by Inauguration Day, then the Speaker of the House is inaugurated until the matter is resolved. That does not strike me as the likely outcome.

    Another, source, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md), as heard on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, says that they would then revert to the governor’s certificate of ascertainment declaring the electoral vote of their state. My understanding that that was to be used for conflicting slates of electors submitting votes.

    Perhaps some Scissorhead with more knowledge and better research skills than I can illuminate the procedure?

    Huzzah!
    Jack

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    • tengrain says:

      The rules are pretty clear on this: the speaker becomes the president if there is no one declared the winner. It’s why the vote for Speaker happens BEFORE the inauguration. It’s a fail safe.

      25th Amendment gives the succession.

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      • CalicoJack says:

        Howdy Ten!
        But, that’s not the question. The question is what happens in the joint session of Congress when an objection to a state’s electoral vote is unresolved. It doesn’t make sense to me that we just stop and do nothing and let the Speaker of the House become president. There should be a procedural method for resolving the dilemma of one house of Congress accepting the objection and rejecting the electoral votes and the other rejecting the objection and accepting the electoral votes.

        The law governing the Electoral Vote Count is not very clearly written, so there may be no statutory way. But, then the Congress will have to decide how they’ll handle the impasse, right?

        Huzzah!
        Jack
        Huzzah!
        Jack

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      • tengrain says:

        It’s a calendar issue. The term of 45 ends at noon on Jan. 20, and there must be a head of state. Congress could argue until 2030, but the rules of succession still kick in.

        Rgds,

        TG

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      • CalicoJack says:

        So, if both houses do not agree, then nothing happens? That’s what you’re saying? It just doesn’t make sense to me. They’re given two hours to debate the objection and then vote on it. That is done in part in deference to the calendar. But, it seems like there should be some outcome like the tie goes to electoral vote submitted by the state and they are accepted if not rejected or the governor’s certificate of ascertainment is used. Those make sense, I’ve just never seen it actually written out or explained as such, Rep Raskin not withstanding.

        Jack

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      • CalicoJack says:

        I’ve actually found what I think is the most reasonable answer of all.

        “An objection to a state’s electoral vote must be approved by both houses in order for any contested votes to be excluded.” (For additional information, see CRS Report RL 32717)

        So, the default is that the electors will be counted unless both the House and Senate vote to exclude them. That makes sense and seems reasonable.

        For more see, Teri Kanefield’s blog, Musing about law, books, and politics. The URL for the post: https://terikanefield-blog.com/what-to-expect-on-january-6th/

        Huzzah!
        Jack

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      • tengrain says:

        Yes, there is a process for challenging EVs, but it does not end up rewarding the other side with those EVs if/when they are tossed out. (Clue: the House will not agree to throw out any EVs).

        Anticipating your next question: IF the challenges lower the alleged winner to below 270 EVs, then there is no winner and the rules of succession kick in.

        Rgds,

        TG

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      • CalicoJack says:

        Howdy Ten!

        If the GOP succeeds in getting 37 EV’s tossed, then neither Trump nor Biden wins and the House decides on the president and the Senate, the VP. Ostensibly, that is the goal of any GOP objections. But, it cannot succeed because a straight party-line vote means that the House will never agree to removing those EVs and they will be counted toward Biden and he will win.

        The goal of the objection is to further spread the propaganda that the election outcome is in doubt, there was widespread voter fraud, and force a straight party line vote on the EV’s so they can point and say, see it wasn’t fair. It was partisan.

        My point from the beginning was what happens when the House and Senate split their vote on the objection with one rejecting the objection and the other accepting it. The answer is, the EV is not rejected and, therefore, accepted. That answer is definitive.

        Huzzah!
        Jack

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      • Weird Dave says:

        President Pelosi? I could live with that…

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  7. MDavis says:

    “is going to challenge the results of 4 states”
    I counted five states. They threw in Nevada and Arizona this time and took Michigan off the list.

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