President Donald Trump called on his supporters to join a mass mobilization on Jan. 6 in Washington. The organizers have said that it could be the “biggest event in the history” in the nation’s capital.
“See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th. Don’t miss it,” President Trump wrote in a tweet on Sunday, Dec. 27, promising to provide more information about it soon.
See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th. Don’t miss it. Information to follow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2020
On Jan. 6, 2021, the joint session of the House and the Senate will take place to count the Electoral College votes.
In the event that a representative and a senator file an objection to the electoral votes of a state, the session must recess and both houses will debate for up to two hours whether to accept it or not.
In order for the petition to succeed, it must be supported by a majority votes in each chamber.
In the event that the objections are successful and no candidate reaches 270 electoral votes, the House will elect the next president.
But one very important fact must be taken into account: the 435 members of the House will not each have one vote. Instead, delegations will be formed from each of the 50 states, and each of these will have only one vote. In other words, there will be 50 votes—one for each state—that will decide who will be the president.
So while the Democrats will be a majority in the House on that day, the Republicans will control more state delegations (30 out of 50). So if this happens, President Trump is likely to be re-elected.
At least 11 representatives have already anticipated that they will file objections to the electoral votes.
“The law is very clear, the House of Representatives in combination with the United States Senate has the lawful authority to accept or reject Electoral College vote submissions from states that have such flawed election systems that they’re not worthy of our trust,” explained Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).
“And in this instance, with what has happened nationally, I’m quite confident that if we only counted lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens, Donald Trump won the Electoral College, and we should not be counting illegal votes and putting in an illegitimate president of the United States,” continued Brooks.
Brooks said that he will present an objection, “On January 6, I’m going to object to the submissions of Electoral College votes from various states that, in my judgment, have such flawed election systems that their vote counts are unworthy of our ratification in the United States Congress.”
“If we have a House member and a senator, then by golly, that forces a House vote and a floor vote on whether to accept this systematically flawed election system or to reject it,” he added.
President Trump has repeatedly called on Republican senators to oppose electoral votes in light of the vast amount of evidence his legal team has presented about widespread election fraud in at least seven states.
“You see what’s coming. You’ve been reading about it in the House. We’re going to have to do it in the Senate,” Tuberville said.
Sharing an article about Tuberville’s remarks, President Trump wrote on Twitter: “More Republican Senators should follow his lead. We had a landslide victory, and then it was swindled away from the Republican Party – but we caught them. Do something!”
That’s because he is a great champion and man of courage. More Republican Senators should follow his lead. We had a landslide victory, and then it was swindled away from the Republican Party – but we caught them. Do something! https://t.co/nZU0czsZgB
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2020
The president has said that the mobilization on Jan. 6 “will be wild.”
Ali Alexander, the main organizer of the Stop the Steal movement, said on Monday that he, along with Republican representatives, had the idea of calling for the massive mobilization on Jan. 6 “to build momentum and pressure, and then on the day change the hearts and minds of Congress peoples who weren’t yet decided, or saw everyone outside and said, ‘I can’t be on the other side of that mob.’”
— Ali 🟧 #StopTheSteal (@ali) December 28, 2020
According to a recent poll, 92% of Republican voters believe the election was rigged.
This figure is consistent with the strong support expressed by President Trump’s supporters in the massive demonstrations seen in Washington in recent weeks.
In fact, Alexander expects 1.5 million people to gather on Jan. 6.
“This may be the biggest event in D.C. history,” he said.