David Perdue, terrible Senator from Georgia, has a plan: He wants to challenge the Electoral College when Congress meets in a joint session on January 6.
SCOOP: GA Senator David Perdue told me today that he will keep fighting for Donald Trump and challenge the Electoral College on Jan 6 pic.twitter.com/S7I6Oq3Po1
— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) December 19, 2020
Representatives and Senators can do this, as Wikipedia explains:
Members of Congress can object to any state’s vote count, provided objection is presented in writing and is signed by at least one member of each house of Congress. An objection supported by at least one senator and one representative will be followed by the suspension of the joint session and by separate debates and votes in each House of Congress; after both Houses deliberate on the objection, the joint session is resumed.
Why would Perdue do this? There are probably two main reasons: On the one hand, he wants to suck up to Donald Trump to retain his support for his runoff election against Jon Ossoff. On the other hand, he obviously is just not a fan of democracy, at least when his side is losing.
There is, however, a slight hiccup in this excellent plan: David Perdue will not be a member of Congress on January 6. He was elected to a full term in 2014, and his term expires when the new Congress convenes on January 3. The winner of the runoff on January 5 will be seated after certification, which will definitely take more than one day.
So there we have it: David Perdue is more than willing to advertise his willingness to fight democracy, but not smart enough to know that he can’t do it. Or maybe he is smart enough but thinks everybody else is too dumb to notice. Whichever it is, January 3 needs to be the last day as Senator in the life of David Perdue.
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