Updated Jan 7, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Congress rejects GOP challenge to Pennsylvania electoral vote
Congress in the wee hours of Thursday morning voted down an objection made in joint session to certifying Pennsylvania's Electoral College votes.
Why it matters: Prior to Wednesday’s mob violence in the U.S. Capitol, over a dozen senators said they would object to certifying some states' results. But multiple senators have since withdrawn their support for those objections.
- The Senate vote on the Pennsylvania objection was 92-7. The House vote was 282-138.
- Late Wednesday night, the House and Senate voted down an objection to Arizona's electoral votes.
- House Republicans' objections to the electoral votes of Georgia, Michigan and Nevada failed to receive Senate support in joint session, meaning they could not be debated.
The bottom line: Electoral College votes are counted state-by-state and in alphabetical order.
- Pennsylvania is expected to be the last state to receive an objection with joint support.