Questions Answered #3

Posted on AllSides December 23rd, 2020

‍“Can Mo Brooks really challenge the election in Congress?” - Bryce, Georgia

Yes, but doing so is unlikely to be successful in overturning the election results. If Brooks and at least one Senator challenge the results, that would trigger a vote in Congress; both the House and Senate would have to vote to sustain the challenge (e.g. reject the electors from certain states). This is extremely unlikely, as Mitch McConnell, the GOP Senate leader, has already come out against it.

The Constitution designates Congress as the ultimate arbiter of federal...

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